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‘The Peoples Wall’ from the book Seattle Porches is now part of the Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center art collection.

The Peoples Wall

‘Seattle Porches’ — Gallery Show, April 2021, Central Cinema Lobby, Seattle

‘Seattle Porches’ — The Book, Photographs by Sue Ann Harkey

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Seattle Porches — Photographs by Sue Ann Harkey

This 10X8 hardcover book of photographs has over 126 full color images of gentrification in progress. Taken between 2010 – 2019 on the streets of Seattle’s fastest changing neighborhoods. With an introduction by Alex Kostelnik.

From the forward: Seattle Porches is a photo essay which began in 2010 having just returned home to Seattle after living in London for the previous 8 years. With a fresh pair of eyes I gazed upon my beloved single-home-occupancy city which had just been ‘discovered’, yet again, and was in rapid transition. Most of these places are long gone, or just gone, or just sold with fingers-crossed its a renovation instead of a demolition this time. So I hope, what I’ve preserved here, will both remind us old-timers of the bad-old-days and will endear our little city to all the newbies who’ve arrived and who are on their way.


1980’s Lower East Side photo essays

The good folks at ‘People’s LES’ and ‘FABnyc’ asked to include a couple of my photo essays from Flickr in their Lower East Side historic programs.

Lower East Side in the 1980’s

La Lucha Continua a multi-cultural mural project

Where my photographs have been published recently

V&A Disobedient Objects Timber Press

Tricycle MagazineDowntown - James Cohan Gallery

Downtown – curated by Jessica Lin Cox and William Pym of James Cohan Gallery, Downtown transposes the vibrant art scene of New York’s Lower East Side onto the contemporary cultural landscape of Shanghai, China.

Kopatz - Energiewende. Aber fair!Australian Permaculture

( Victoria and Albert Museum – Disobedient Objects exhibiting catalogue, Timber Press – Landscapes of Change: Innovative Designs and Reinvented Sites By Roxi Thoren, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, James Cohan Gallery Downtown catalogue, “Energiewende. Aber fair!” (turnaround in energy policy, but fair), Pip Magazine, the Australian permaculture magazine. Not shown: France 24 Observers, Macmillan, INCONTRO MEDITERRANEO, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Schmap London Guide,,, )