I don't know if this is going to ease your mind, not that any explanation could. This is more long-form documentary photography than street. There's a fundamental difference in my mind insomuch that in long form, the photographer engages and develops relationships with the subjects through direct research and interaction.
I shot in this neighbourhood for about three years all up. This is only a very small subset of the catalog chosen for a particular purpose. I was certainly a known entity and to the best of my knowledge, appreciated for what I was doing: documenting the area before it was demolished and the residents displaced in advance of commercialisation.
I'm not going to explain the full story I've been working on at this point, but suffice it to say it was / is a bittersweet situation. The loss of a vibrant, yet outdated inner-city community in return for anonymous modern conveniences on the far outskirts of the city.
Superbly seen and crafted series Jennifer. My only query would be: why did you switch to colour at the end? I found it a tad intrusive and it was not motivated by any particular change in content or treatment (other than colour).
I don't have a straight forward explanation for you. At the time I put this together, I think I felt the shock of changing to colour would bring people back into the moment during the event.