Selections from a photo essay, premiering in the fall of 2009 at the Inova/Kenilworth Gallery in Milwauke.
North Avenue's beginning, along the public parkland of the Lake Michgan shoreline.
As North heads west from Lake Michigan, the avenue is known for bars, stores and restaurants, in what is oten considered one of the city's more select neighborhoods.
The Saturday night pipe organ at the historic Oriental Theatre, known for showing independent and fine-art films.
The eastern edge of North Avenue is home to several homes for the elderly. Here, my Aunt Dorothy, then 96, in the courtyard of The Catholic Home.
Prince and friends near Reservoir Park in Riverwest, a transition neighborhood between the primarily white East Side and the primarily African-American neighborhoods to the west.
On time-out at St. Marcus Academy, a religious school with a primarily African-American student body.
Women staffing the Saturday meal program at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, off Teutonia and North Aves.
Selling Hats along North Avenue, just west of the Freeway.
A fresh produce market in Milwaukee's central city.
Josephine, on her porch.
North Avenue, close to 30th Street.
One of the many schools along North Avenue, Excel Academy was part of the "voucher" program under which private schools received public tax dollars.
Young womennear35th and North.
Just west of 35th Street, North Avenue.
A vigil in May 2009, shortly after a young man's murder. Friends console his grieving girlfriend.
As is customary, friends and families build a shrine to the deceased.
North Avenue, west of 40th Street.
Jake's — where the city of Milwaukee ends and the suburb of Wauwatosa begins.
Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa. A major shopping area for the region.
Young children during reading time.
As North Avenue heads west past Wauwatosa, the homes — and lawns — are larger.
The July 4 parade in the city of Brookfield.
In the city of Brookfield.
North Avenue dead-ends in the exurban town of Pewaukee.