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Skid Row
Désirée van Hoek

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Photographs: Désirée van Hoek

Text: Gale Holland

Publisher: Self-published

Year: 2015

Comments: Pink softcover with black title, 370 x 280 mm. First edition, 2015. Copy signed by the photographer.

Dutch photographer Désirée van Hoek spent six years capturing the people and places of Skid Row Los Angeles.

Where others see only filth and destitution, Van Hoek discovers humanity : homeless people expressing themselves in outfits assembled from castoffs, and in makeshift homes with things they hold dear. The result is a unique portrait of a neighborhood that is changing rapidly.

"A vibrant community that demands to be seen and heard." Gale Holland in her introduction