Join AIA Baltimore’s Historic Resources Committee to learn more about a documentation project photographing Baltimore neighborhoods.
James Singewald is a photographer and archivist currently documenting Baltimore’s architecture and researching its history. Before residing in Baltimore, he spent ten years photographing neighborhoods and industrial spaces in Philadelphia prior to the city’s rapid redevelopment and gentrification. He received his BFA from The University of the Arts in 2002 and his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010.
The artist’s photographic practice is focused on Baltimore’s architecture, informed by years of studying the complicated and multifaceted history of this city. Singewald began mapping, archiving, and memorializing Baltimore while a graduate student at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Since 2011, Singewald’s work has expanded into a larger project entitled, Baltimore: A History, Block by Block, photographing ten main streets in Baltimore and over 100 city blocks to date.
Through this project the photographer aims to leave the audience not only with a sense of the condition of our city, but also a feeling of urgency to see that it is preserved and improved, and that the rich history behind the architecture and the community is not lost, but rather embraced.
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