The project focuses on an assortment of community storytellers. They share what drew them to Coatesville, what has kept them there, what has changed over the years, and what they hope remains.
One of the goals for Alderman was to alter the perception of the city. During her stint as a realtor, she recalled how everyone looking to buy a home in Chester County made it a point to exclude Coatesville.
“They held so firm a view of a place they never even visited,” she said. “Coatesville has an edge to it and a humanity that’s been slightly neutered compared to the rest of Chester County. But I also feel like nothing else has the potential richness and personality of Coatesville.”
In BYPASSED, Alderman offers a compelling communal conversation that steers clear of politicians and officials. Instead, she focuses on people such as teacher Ross Kershey who taught at Coatesville High School for four decades.
Read more about BYPASSED in Main Line Today here.