Only 15 miles southeast of downtown Dallas sits a small ex-Freedman's town named Sand Branch. Founded in the 1880's by former slaves it is a remnant of the past that is still grasping for recognition and basic rights. For decades the residents there have survived without clean running water, sewage or trash services, schools, or grocery stores.  With a population remaining of 60, including 6 children, they are forced to survive on donated bottled water or home made wells. The groundwater has been recently tested to be highly toxic, laden with heavy metals.  Quietly they live, doing what they can to get by.  Ongoing project.

Only 15 miles southeast of downtown Dallas sits a small ex-Freedman's town named Sand Branch. Founded in the 1880's by former slaves it is a remnant of the past that is still grasping for recognition and basic rights. For decades the residents there have survived without clean running water, sewage or trash services, schools, or grocery stores. With a population remaining of 60, including 6 children, they are forced to survive on donated bottled water or home made wells. The groundwater has been recently tested to be highly toxic, laden with heavy metals. Quietly they live, doing what they can to get by. Ongoing project.

_DSC4926-Edit.jpg
_DSC5573-Edit.jpg
_DSC4994-Edit.jpg
_DSC5180-Edit.jpg
_DSC9926-Edit.jpg
_DSC5209-Edit.jpg
_DSC5259-Edit.jpg
_DSC5682-Edit.jpg
_RAS9747-Edit.jpg
_DSC5666-Edit.jpg
_DSC5317-Edit.jpg
_DSC5139-Edit.jpg
_DSC5098-Edit.jpg
_DSC5331-Edit.jpg
_DSC7241-Edit.jpg
_DSC5377-Edit.jpg
_DSC5034-Edit.jpg
_DSC5584-Edit.jpg
_DSC9908-Edit.jpg
_DSC0014-Edit.jpg
_DSC5662-Edit.jpg
_DSC0034-Edit.jpg
_DSC0062-Edit.jpg
 Only 15 miles southeast of downtown Dallas sits a small ex-Freedman's town named Sand Branch. Founded in the 1880's by former slaves it is a remnant of the past that is still grasping for recognition and basic rights. For decades the residents there have survived without clean running water, sewage or trash services, schools, or grocery stores.  With a population remaining of 60, including 6 children, they are forced to survive on donated bottled water or home made wells. The groundwater has been recently tested to be highly toxic, laden with heavy metals.  Quietly they live, doing what they can to get by.  Ongoing project.
_DSC4926-Edit.jpg
_DSC5573-Edit.jpg
_DSC4994-Edit.jpg
_DSC5180-Edit.jpg
_DSC9926-Edit.jpg
_DSC5209-Edit.jpg
_DSC5259-Edit.jpg
_DSC5682-Edit.jpg
_RAS9747-Edit.jpg
_DSC5666-Edit.jpg
_DSC5317-Edit.jpg
_DSC5139-Edit.jpg
_DSC5098-Edit.jpg
_DSC5331-Edit.jpg
_DSC7241-Edit.jpg
_DSC5377-Edit.jpg
_DSC5034-Edit.jpg
_DSC5584-Edit.jpg
_DSC9908-Edit.jpg
_DSC0014-Edit.jpg
_DSC5662-Edit.jpg
_DSC0034-Edit.jpg
_DSC0062-Edit.jpg

Only 15 miles southeast of downtown Dallas sits a small ex-Freedman's town named Sand Branch. Founded in the 1880's by former slaves it is a remnant of the past that is still grasping for recognition and basic rights. For decades the residents there have survived without clean running water, sewage or trash services, schools, or grocery stores. With a population remaining of 60, including 6 children, they are forced to survive on donated bottled water or home made wells. The groundwater has been recently tested to be highly toxic, laden with heavy metals. Quietly they live, doing what they can to get by. Ongoing project.

show thumbnails