Small white wooden chapels are scattered throughout East Austin, an area of the city that is undergoing major changes to its physical and cultural landscape. Empty pews are a familiar sight at some of the churches, but others have maintained a strong following despite gentrification. I began this project to explore the influence of time on a distinct culture in Austin that has a vibrant past, a resilient present and an uncertain future. All photos are shot on black-and-white film.
Liz Moskowitz is based in Austin, where she works as freelance visual storyteller for several nonprofit organizations. She graduated in 2009 with a dual degree in photojournalism and English from the University of Texas at Austin.