Black and White and Shades of Gray

Cleveland's Industrial Flats

Cleveland's once industrial core.

Surrounded by small blue collar neighborhood bars and modest homes, Cleveland’s once vibrant industrial flats still offer interesting photo opportunities.  This photo, taken from the end of Pershing Ave., overlooks one of the few remaining steelyards.  With wires, tracks, and puddles of water reflecting the sunlight, it’s otherwise a world of black and gray with the west side background rising into the gray haze.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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