Broadway Fillmore Alive (BFA) was founded in 2006 by Christopher Byrd, Michele Johnson and Michael Miller. The whole concept to create this website was centered around the idea of promoting and showcasing the positive and beautiful aspects of the neighborhood. A lot of the time, most of what you would hear or read about the neighborhood and the East Side negative. We decided to change that. And we did through the pages of BFA.
Mike Miller passed away in 2009. One thing I really loved about Mike is that he saw beauty on the East Side. That’s probably the biggest reason we connected so well. We both saw the potential here in the neighborhood. We looked beyond what others saw. Mike and I also shared a passion for photographing the beauty we saw in the neighborhood.
Not too long after BFA started, Mike put together Beauty on Broadway. It’s a photo album that he would literally show everyone who shared his passion for the East Side. It captures the beauty he saw. After his death, his family gave me the album. As we are approaching the seventh anniversary of his death, I decided to scan it and share online. The photos were taken in 2005-2006.
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