Boulevard Without Borders
Pico Boulevard—unlike its more storied counterparts Sunset, Hollywood, and Wilshire—remains one of LA's great unsung thoroughfares. It runs from the heart of downtown to the Pacific Ocean and its ethnic diversity is extraordinary, even for Los Angeles.
In collaboration with artists Brian Moss and Pato Hebert, I founded Boulevard Without Borders to document the people and places along this culturally diverse corridor, as a means of building bridges among those communities. From November 2007 through June 2008, I made these photographs alongside students from 10 local high schools. Our work culminated with a presentation at the L.A. County Museum of Art in September 2008, curated by Charlotte Cotton.
"Last Tag on Pico." Published by Los Angeles Magazine, January 2010.