Elise Gaffney, who took the photos for this post, graduated from the University of Akron in 2013 with a B.A. in Business and Organizational Communications and a minor in Photography. She recently returned to pursue a B.F.A. in Photography. She discovered Chestnut Ridge only a few years ago while exploring her hometown of Kenmore. Her photography project, “Wasted,” a close look at our throw-away society, was a winner of the 2012 Akron Art Prize. All of her work is based out of neighborhoods in Akron, including Cottage Grove and Firestone Park.
Waters Park and Chestnut Ridge Park
by Tessa Gaffney