City Rising: Documenting Gentrification and Cultural Displacement in Boyle Heights and South LA

Las Fotos Project Presents: City Rising, Youth Photo Exhibit
August 12 – September 9, 2017
2658 Pasadena Ave, Lincoln Heights, 90031

City Rising presents the work of 14 teenage girls documenting changes in their neighborhoods and the complexities of gentrification in Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles.

Both Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles have experienced an influx of new businesses and newcomers who are not only changing the urban landscape of these historic areas, but also are displacing immigrant and communities of color.

The images on this exhibit explore the similarities and differences between these two neighborhoods and the effect that these changes are having on the community.

A collaboration with KCET in support of KCET City Rising, a documentary exploring gentrification airing this September. Learn more

Opening Reception: August 12, 2017 at 6pm

Public Gallery Hours:

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 am to 1pm
Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10 am to 1pm
Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 10 am to 1pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10 am to 1pm

Featured Artists:

Arianna Romero, age 16
Britney Alvarez, age 16
Desiree Montoya, age 17
Emaly Escobar, age 16
Jaquelin Rosas, age 15
Julianna Aguirre, age 17
Kalani Ball, age 15
Marisabel Perez, age 17
Mary Reyes, age 17
Michelle Perez, age 17
Michelle Serratos, age 16
Nathalie Diaz, age 15
Naydelli Mendoza, age 17
Ruth Gutierrez, age 12


Volunteer Mentors:

Alyssa Garcia
Bonnie Rios
Carolina Ibarra-Mendoza
Katrhyn Boyd-Batstone
Maira Sanchez
Meryl Blumberg
Rebecca Peloquin
Salina Canizales
Sonia Shakoori
Vasudha Desikan

This project was possible thanks to our funders:

California Community Foundation
The California Endowment
The Ahmanson Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Weingart Foundation
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Fox Entertainment Group
Vernon Community Fund
City of LA Dept. of Cultural Affairs
Lenart Art Education Foundation
LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Yerba Buena Fund
The Herb Ritts, Jr. Foundation

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