A lens on their young lives

February 18, 2011 

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For months, Venice Arts teamed with ten youths between the ages of 13 and 18 to document their lives through photography in the downtown Garment District. The photographers–recruited at St. Francis Center, a service agency for the homeless and near homeless–are primarily the children of garment workers and day laborers, living in some of Los Angeles’ most impoverished neighborhoods. Amid the hype over downtown’s revitalization, the voices of such young people are rarely heard. This project tells pieces of their stories. (Venice Arts receives funding from the Third District and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission).

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