Alan Castro

Los Angeles design, African culture

Along black hooded sweater is laid across the table. Stuck somewhere between a cardigan and a robe in its style, the soft quilted fabric reflects little light due to its semi-matte finish. This contemporary article of clothing draws inspiration from Los Angeles street fashion and the rich heritage of Zimbabwe. At the helm of its […]

 Genna Gold

Married & Homeless in Los Angeles

Ally and Eddie have been together for 20 years, despite dealing with illness, becoming homeless and various other hardships. Through it all, they say their loyalty to each other and positive outlook is what keeps them going.   Video by Lynn Levitt

 Genna Gold

Q&A: Married and Homeless in L.A.

Q&A: Married and Homeless in L.A.

Wake up on the street, pack up all belongings, bathe in a public bathroom sink, attempt to find something to eat; for more than 50,000 homeless Los Angeles residents, these tasks make up a typical morning. For Ally and Eddie Posyananda, this morning routine is just one of the many reminders they are using as […]

 Ava Weintraub

Broadway At Dawn

Broadway At Dawn

This work documents Broadway Street as it is now, struggling to find a new identity. It’s hard to make a living with the depressed economy. Unused office space is being transformed into pricey lofts in a bad real estate market. My passion for the Broadway Street retail corridor in Downtown Los Angeles started as a […]

 Lorrie Reyes

From Lost Boy to Homeboy

From Lost Boy to Homeboy

As a riverboat passes by on a quiet river in Tennessee, an ex-gang member from Pacoima, Calif. sits on a dock nearby. Just watching. Breathing. Living. This serene setting is a world and life away from where a 12-year-old Neil Gutierrez was issued a seven-year sentence for beating up his mother’s boyfriend. He walked into her […]

 Rosie Arnavaz Fatemi

Beaten, Broken, or Brilliant? (Occupy LA)

Beaten, Broken, or Brilliant? (Occupy LA)

Dear Occupants of Los Angeles,

It’s me, one of the 99%ers. I’ve seen you around town. I’ve had some conversations with people who claim to represent the movement. However, I still am full of questions and concern.