The Architecture of Homelessness, Los Angeles
Dwelling provides a visual exploration on the idea of home by looking at the architecture of homelessness and the ways we replicate home-type space through objects and belongings. Made by working with neighbors and friends experiencing homelessness in the Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown and Pico Union areas of Los Angeles, California.
More than one in five people who are homeless in the United States live in California
Two-thirds of all people experiencing homelessness in California are unsheltered
Within Los Angeles County, approximately 50,000-60,000 people may be found homeless on any given night
Los Angeles, along with many other California cities, enact “Quality of Life” laws that criminalize (1) standing, sitting, and resting in public places; (2) sleeping, camping, and lodging in public places, including in vehicles; (3) begging and panhandling; and (4) food sharing, placing even more pressure on people in already precarious conditions.
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Dwelling is a place to ask questions, start an education, build on a conversation and hopefully, help forge a path towards housing as a provided right.
Dwelling was made as part of the 2018 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship