DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Kenneth Paik, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.


ERNEST WATKINS FAMILY MOVED TO A NEW HOME (FOREGROUND) IN THE 1100 BLOCK OF PACIFIC. THEY WERE FORCED TO MOVE WHEN THEIR OLD PLACE IN THE MULKEY SQUARE AREA OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, (ACROSS TOWN) WAS CONDEMNED AS PART OF AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY PROJECT. THE NEW PLACE IS LARGER AND CLEANER, AND HAS GAS HEATING THROUGHOUT COMPARED TO THEIR OLD OIL BURNING STOVE IN ONE ROOM AT THEIR FORMER HOUSE. IT TOOK THE WATKINS TWO MONTHS TO FIND RENTAL HOUSING WITHIN THEIR PRICE RANGE, 05/1975

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