THE RIDGE HOTEL
Work In Progress
Ridge Hotel Residency – Spring 2015
The Ridge Hotel is a historic “single-room occupancy” residence located on 15th St. and Martin Luther King in Oakland, California. Built in the 1930s as “The Claridge Hotel,” it is the former residence of women employed by the Salvation Army in San Francisco. In Spring 2015, the objective of the Ridge Hotel Residency was to engage The Ridge’s current residents through the medium of portrait photography. Images convey the intimacy of The Ridge’s shared spaces and the uniqueness of its spatial environs.
The residency was supported by The Ridge Space, a converted dining hall now performance, visual art, installation, and experimental sound space.
Video can be seen here.