Book Review BOYLE McCAULEY NEWS BY PAULA E. KIRMAN • VOLUME 37, NUMBER 6 • JULY/AUGUST 2016
Church Street has caught the attention of writer Patricia Travers and photographer Sandra Franzoi. The result of their collaboration is Church Street . . . Where Hope Grows, a book featuring stunning photographs of the churches, particularly their architecture and icons, as well as portraits and words from people in the area. The latter represent a slice of life from the area: both “haves” and “have-nots” and their various joys and struggles. Woven between the photos are Travers’ poetry and prose, providing her observations on life in Church Street and the beauty, history, and struggles that can be found there. Her style is extremely sentimental and weaves between different forms and structures. The book is beautifully laid out and quite unique and artful. It demonstrates just how powerful Church Street is visually, and in terms of issues of faith social justice.
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Church Street Video
This video is a tribute to the people who entrusted me with taking their photos for the Book “Church street…. where hope grows.”
Thank you to the residents, pastors, workers, volunteers, and business owners of Church Street who touched my life in the most profound way.
God Bless you.