Los Angeles: Skid Row
6 March 2017

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(1) Portrait of Daniel on Skid Row. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. February, 2016.

(2) A man and his wheelchair on San Julian Street, Skid Row. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2015.

(3) “Downtown Baby.” Skid Row–in some cases a mere block or two from downtown’s trendier locales–is home to an 5,000-17,000 “unsheltered” homeless people. 2017 estimates for LA’s homeless population are around 57,000. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. February, 2016.

(4) Portrait of Kenny in the Produce District, DTLA. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. June, 2016.

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(5) Omar, an immigrant from Eritrea, has been living in the States for over 10 years. When asked where he sleeps, Omar simply stated, “Skid Row.” Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(6) Population: Too Many. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. February, 2016.

(7) Portrait of Adam in Skid Row. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. February, 2016.

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(8, 9) Hammond, from Atlanta, GA, has been living on the streets of downtown for some time. Sporting Clark’s desert boots and a tattered copy of Kerouac’s “On The Road,” he was quick to make generalizations about volunteers working with LA non-profit Red Eye for a Mother’s Day event. He said, “These kids have trust funds, but you know what black people get? We get the streets.” Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(10) View of the intersection of San Pedro & E 5th St at dusk from the roof of Catalina Lofts. Skid Row’s homeless population continues to grow despite the wave of gentrification encroaching on previously uninhabited neighborhoods in DTLA. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(11) Portrait of Danielle on San Julian St. at Red Eye’s Mother’s Day event. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

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(12) Portrait of Patricia on San Julian St. at Red Eye’s Mother’s Day event. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(13) LAPD on San Julian St. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(14) Portrait of a man living on San Julian St. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(15) Looking west on Winston Street. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

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(16) Anita on San Julian St. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(17) A man sleeps in a box on Winston Street at sunset. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(18) San Julian St. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

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(19) Portrait of Kerry, resident of Skid Row from Murfreesboro, TN. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(20, 21) Men on Long Beach Ave. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. June, 2016.

(22) Portrait of a man on San Julian Street. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

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(23) A man on San Julian Street. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

(24) Portrait of Billy on San Julian Street. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. May, 2017.

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(25) People begin their day on a Sunday morning in front of Wall Street Wholesale. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. February, 2016.

(26) Portrait of Bobby Anderson on an early Sunday morning. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. February, 2016.

(27) View of Boyd Street on a Sunday morning. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. February, 2016.

(28) Sunday morning on San Pedro Street between 5th and 6th. Downtown, Los Angeles, USA. February, 2016.

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Special thanks to Red Eye Inc.