The topic that I am choosing for this photo essay is the comparison of neighborhoods in the Fargo area, focusing on the differences and appearance of the environment such as cookie cutter neighborhoods versus older developed neighborhoods with various styles of housing. For one of the older neighborhoods I would like to analyze the Roosevelt neighborhood, for a cookie cutter neighborhood I will choose one in West Fargo.
Photos that will be good for this essay could be Google Maps overhead shots of the neighborhoods comparing the layouts and flow. Also first hand pictures showing the differences in visual appearance of the neighborhoods.
Research that will be conducted for this photo essay would be the history of the cookie cutter house and why these types of developments have been increasingly common to create. More research could consist of sources why cookie cutter housing is such an “eye sore” and why architects don’t like this type of housing. Finally seeing if there are any articles about these types of developments relating to the Fargo area.
In this photo essay I see text with photos having arrows pointing to components of photos for explanation (see diagram below). Small portions of text with information about cookie cutter housing.