DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Helen, Georgia, USA.


MRS. CLO YORK, HOUSEKEEPER FOR THE ALPINE MOTEL ON RIVER STREET IN HELEN, GEORGIA, NEAR ROBERTSTOWN. SHE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE PRESENT MOTEL SITE FOR 27 YEARS BEFORE MOVING INTO THE COUNTRY IN 1974. THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF SOME 270 RESIDENTS HAS GOTTEN TOO CROWDED FOR HER. “I STILL LIKE TO VISIT, AND I LIKE TO WORK HERE, BUT I DON’T WANT TO LIVE HERE ANYMORE. I WANT TO HAVE A PLACE TO PARK MY CAR.” ON WEEKENDS ESPECIALLY, TOURISTS TEND TO TAKE MOST OF THE PARKING SPACES, 07/1975

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