Joy Yi

Multimedia Producer
Barry Farm (Legacy Project)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Nationality: Korean American
Biography: Joy is a nonfiction multimedia producer based in Washington, D.C. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in New Media Photojournalism at GW's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and graduated from Chapman University in 2011 with a B.F.A.... read on
Public Story
Barry Farm (Legacy Project)
Credits: joy sharon yi
Date of Work: 12/01/15 - Ongoing
Updated: 11/24/18
Location: Washington, D.C.

America is facing an affordable housing crisis. In Washington, D.C., 47,000 families are on a closed waiting list to receive affordable housing. Some have waited over 25 years, yet affordable, public housing such as Barry Farm continues to be demolished. Today the neighborhood is set to be torn down and redeveloped into mixed-income housing under the 2005 New Communities Initiative, leaving resident families in limbo.

Barry Farm is a multimedia project that documents the impacts of D.C.'s gentrification and the thriving community Barry Farm residents have created for themselves despite their uncertain futures. The work here entitled Legacy Project is a portrait series documenting the last residents of Barry Farm through medium and large format film photography.