Welcome to the Historical Photography Project!

Black Arts District


The Historical Photography Project ("HPP"), an initiative of the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District ("Black Arts District"), seeks to counter histories of disinvestment that have exacerbated the loss of cultural memory for communities in the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor of West Baltimore. HPP encourages photographers and residents living in West Baltimore to contribute photographs from their personal archives and to create new images that contextualize the history, present, and future of West Baltimore. HPP seeks to reimagine blighted historic sites along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor in West Baltimore by designing and installing permanent photographic flagpole banners, developing an innovative, interactive, and accessible web-based archive and oral history tool for the capture and repository of Black cultural memory in West Baltimore, and rendering engaging educational toolkits for k-12 institutions, nonprofits and community members in and beyond Baltimore, MD.

Curated by: Angela N Carroll