Fort Point is the central hub for budding artists and photographers in Boston. They live and work together as a tight-knit group and formed what is known as the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC), which was established as a non-profit organization in 1980. Artists residing in Fort Point once occupied buildings owned by Boston Wharf. I guess you can say they lived an avant-garde lifestyle — living, working and breathing under the same roof as many other artists. However, three years ago, Boston Wharf sold the living space to developers who removed the artists in an attempt to reconstruct the neighborhood. And reconstruct they did. However, the artist presence in Fort Point is still strong and thriving to this day. They are working to rebuild the artist community and develop the vacant buildings still left in the neighborhood. Meet Lisa and Daniel- two artists who have lived in the community for over ten years. This is their story.
CREDITS: Filmed, edited and produced by Lori Schmon. Photos taken by BU grad student Kellie Ryan. Reporting, research and filming done by BU senior Lindsay Perna