This is us: A year in the life of Oak Cliff

They tore down old things. They built new stuff. Oak Cliff is changing every day. But one thing that hasn’t changed yet: We are all in this together. Advocate photo editor Danny Fulgencio spends his days, and some nights, documenting our neighborhood. These are a few of the Oak Cliff places and faces he came across in 2017.


Paul Mata Jr., a 2017 Sunset High School drum major, posts up outside the school. Mata joined the Prairie View A&M University band this past fall. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Paul Mata Jr., a 2017 Sunset High School drum major, posts up outside the school. Mata joined the Prairie View A&M University band this past fall. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
A crowd gathered for Heritage Oak Cliff’s preservation town hall at Arts Mission Oak Cliff in June. The neighborhood was in an uproar after El Corazon de Tejas restaurant was demolished to make way for a CVS store. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
A crowd gathered for Heritage Oak Cliff’s preservation town hall at Arts Mission Oak Cliff in June. The neighborhood was in an uproar after El Corazon de Tejas restaurant was demolished to make way for a CVS store. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Two Day of the Dead revelers take a break from the festivities at La Maroches Bakery on West Davis in November. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Two Day of the Dead revelers take a break from the festivities at La Maroches Bakery on West Davis in November. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Performers from Texas Burlesque Peep Show greet guests in the lobby during the 1980s themed New Year’s Eve party in 2016 at the Texas Theatre. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Performers from Texas Burlesque Peep Show greet guests in the lobby during the 1980s themed New Year’s Eve party in 2016 at the Texas Theatre. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Cheerleaders are silhouetted in the afternoon sky during the annual Adamson vs. Sunset pep rally in the Bishop Arts District in September. Go Oak Cliff began throwing annual pep rallies for the intra-neighborhood football rivalry in 2012. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Cheerleaders are silhouetted in the afternoon sky during the annual Adamson vs. Sunset pep rally in the Bishop Arts District
in September. Go Oak Cliff began throwing annual pep rallies for the intra-neighborhood football rivalry in 2012. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
A Mardi Gras dancer twirls down West Davis during the annual Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade in February. The parade draws thousands of people to the neighborhood and is one of the biggest events in Oak Cliff. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
A Mardi Gras dancer twirls down West Davis during the annual Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade in February. The parade draws thousands of people to the neighborhood and is one of the biggest events in Oak Cliff. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Flirtation abounds at Bastille on Bishop. The annual July event in Bishop Arts celebrates “all things French.” (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Flirtation abounds at Bastille on Bishop. The annual July event in Bishop Arts celebrates “all things French.” (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Children await the cutting of a birthday cake at La Rondalla, a nonprofit music school for elementary-high school students. Oak Cliff native Edie Brickell had played a benefit concert with the New Bohemians at the Kessler Theater in April to raise $17,000 for the school. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Children await the cutting of a birthday cake at La Rondalla, a nonprofit music school for elementary-high school students. Oak Cliff native Edie Brickell had played a benefit concert with the New Bohemians at the Kessler Theater in April to raise $17,000 for the school. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Kids participate in a painting demonstration at the Tyler/Davis block party in October. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Kids participate in a painting demonstration at the Tyler/Davis block party in October. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
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