Going beyond the Dome
Westside community members say what they want from the next mayor
Atlanta photographer Dustin Chambers has spent the last few years working on a project called Beyond the Dome, which focuses on the communities directly impacted by the construction of the new Falcons stadium, which opened this fall. This area includes the neighborhoods Vine City, English Avenue, and Bankhead and is commonly referred to by residents there as the Westside. The $1.5 billion stadium project, which included at least $700 million in public funds was constructed just blocks from some of the poorest neighborhoods in Atlanta. Chambers completed a series of portraits and interviews of members of these communities about the upcoming election and things they would like to see changed.
— Joeff Davis, Photo Editor
Interviews have been edited for length and clarity.