Fault Lines: Portraits of East Austin

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$29.95  $27.85
Maverick Books
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6.8 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Johnny Limón is an East Austin advocate whose family has lived in the neighborhood since the 1930s. His mother, Eloisa Ojeda Limón, lived in her East Austin home until her passing at the age of 104. Five generations of Limóns currently reside in Austin.
"John Langmore turned his lens on East Austin and discovered a rich history and community." -- Austin Chronicle

"Langmore focuses on those old ways, rather than on the conflict between the old and new. The East Austin portrayed here is a place of street fiestas, barbershop gossip, and Sunday morning church services, not brewpubs, fancy coffee shops, and limestone-and-brushed-nickel apartment complexes. It's a snapshot of a place that, Langmore writes, 'time will render unrecognizable to future generations.'"-- Texas Monthly

"When photographer John Langmore began documenting East Austin about 13 years ago, he could hardly work fast enough to take shots of decades-old establishments before they disappeared... Since he stopped taking photos for the book about eight years ago, Langmore estimates the majority of the places he featured no longer exist or have changed due to increasing rents and property taxes."-- Austin American-Statesman

"This book is a real looker - and is sure to offer some solace to anyone feeling homesick for East Austin."-- Austin Chronicle

"A look back a decade or so at an East Austin that already was disappearing."-- Rivard Report

"In a new book of East Austin portraits, photographer John Langmore documents the neighborhood's vibrant Black and Latinx culture. Langmore's candid scenes show a rapidly disappearing way of life."-- Texas Observer

"Langmore set out to capture that uniqueness on film and caught a changing community in the process. He said the development boom changed the face of the East Austin community, pushing out many families and businesses he captured there." -- Spectrum News Austin

"Fault Lines is not angry or bitter; it's a love letter to a bygone Austin and a reminder of how complex the causes and effects of gentrification can be." -- Reason Magazine/i>