Photographer Daniel Root has found such success with his photo project that explores East Village gentrification between 1984 and today that he has carried the project slightly downtown into the equally in-fluxus Lower East Side. As with his East Village coverage, Root's "then" photographs were taken to be used in a friend's book, which was ultimately not published. But when Root rediscovered the unpublished photos some 30 years later, he realized they do indeed have a use: to document the massive changes that have occurred throughout the popular downtown area. Bowery Boogie discovered Root's work.
· Daniel Root's Then-and-Now Photo Project Expands to the Lower East Side [BB]
· EV NY: 30 yrs and now [official]
· See 30 Years of Change in the East Village, From 1984 to Today [Curbed]