Ahhh… Good old Southwest Philly. Some say that this is one of the more “dangerous” areas of the city – an opinion I do not share. Maybe its because I grew up not too far from here in Upper Darby, or maybe I’m just stupid – you decide.
Although many people who live in the neighborhood are proud working class people, the area continues to be riddled with all sorts of mayhem. Violent crime is certainly not a rarity in the area, but I still say there are a lot worse places to live.
Here’s some more boring info courtesy of Wikipedia:
More than 80,000 people live in Southwest Philadelphia. It is approximately 60% black, 36% white, and 4% Asian. Until the late 1960s, Southwest Philadelphia was considered an Irish-American neighborhood until Vietnamese refugees settled in the area along with African-Americans from nearby West Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s African immigrant population has been most concentrated in Southwest Philadelphia and Northeast Philadelphia starting from the beginning of the twenty-first century. The majority of the immigrants are mainly Liberian refugees of Gio, Mano, Mandinka, Bassa, Grebo, and Kru descent, along with immigrants from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Cote d’Ivoire. Southwest Philadelphia has long been called a haven for refugees.
A few decent shots from today. You can leave feedback below – which is always appreciated.
All images captured in Southwest Philadelphia with a FujiFilm X-H1 and Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 lens.
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