Much like eyes being windows to the soul, doors deeply characterize the greater space surrounding them. This essay strives to capture the essence of various locales through the motif of doors. The collection explores commercial, spiritual, social, residential, political, and artistic scenes throughout Durham. These images present a historical narrative largely untouched by gentrification. As a focal point of infrastructure, doors tell a story of place, time, and society. Despite rapid changes to the face of Durham, the doors photographed in this series reflect the origins of an incredible city. Before propelling into the future, we must remember and respect our past.
Photography: Simon Shore