Жизнь на полосе отчуждения

Фотограф, который провел ДЕСЯТЬ ЛЕТ, документируя печально известную проблему бездомных в Лос-Анджелесе, делится своими самыми сильными снимками

Фотограф, который провел десятилетие в печально известном районе Лос-Анджелеса, Скид Роу, где обитают бездомные, представил свои работы. Нищенские условия, в которых ежедневно живут почти 5 000 жителей центра Лос-Анджелеса, показаны в серии мрачных черно-белых фотографий.

Фотограф Suitcase Joe провел десять лет, знакомясь с бомжами и снимая их в палаточном лагере в центре Лос-Анджелеса выпустил книгу под названием “Чемпионы тротуаров”. За эти годы Джо завоевал доверие бездомных и со многими из них подружился, что позволило ему получить беспрецедентный доступ к документированию их повседневной жизни.

A series of photographs taken on Los Angeles' 'Skid Row' - where the city's largest community of homeless people are based - have been released by street photographer Suitcase Joe in a new book. Pictured: A group of homeless people on Skid Row, one of whom is seen inside a tent on the sidewalk, another receives a hair cut, as a woman walks down the street

Bruce, left, pushes his friend as they go for a stroll whilst Pepper, right, holds his cat Justice as they come together to pose for a family style photo

A man known as Mel poses for the camera while shirtless on Skid Row

Pictured: A man named Crushow cleans the floor as his dog Ugly hangs around nearby on Skid Row

Newly-weds Row and Kricket kissing each other. The pair met on Skid Row, and say how wonderful it is to have found someone who they can trust and love among the community

A man cooks chicken outside tends using a makeshift kitchen, including a metal drum and a metal grill used as a barbecue. He used a table knife and fork to cook the food on the makeshift grill

Pictured: A man with only one eye poses for the camera on Skid Row. Skid Row is the location of one of the largest stable populations of homeless people in the U.S. with over 5,000 inhabitants, 3,000 of which sleep in tents or on the sidewalk

Stephanie, who found an unexploded mortar outside her tent one morning in Skid Row, she picked it up but the fuse went off exploding in her hand

Chelsea, in high heels holding a huge pellet gun. She bought it to defend her tent - from rats. Typhus is an issue on Skid Row, that is carried by the fleas that live on the unwanted rodents

One Skid Row resident heats up pasta using a bin with some fire wood inside it to boil water, in another makeshift kitchen

 Jenny looks out from her tent that is located in Skid Row

A resident of Skid Row gives a wry smile as he sits for his portrait.

Pictured: A needle being injected into the neck of one of the residents in Skid Row. Some of the images are challenging, depicting the drug use and poverty rife in Skid Row that is unimaginable to many people

Cricket takes a bath in a metal bin that he heated up with a propane stove beneath the tub and added some essential oils into that he found that had been discarded from a nearby shop

Jerry, who has a serious facial disfigurement after surviving a shooting at a bus stop. Despite his terrible injury, Jerry was often photographed smiling and laughing however he sadly passed away in December 2020

Graffiti on the road says 'F*** the Police', making it clear the neighbourhood's attitude towards authority

Boxer, poses for a portrait on Skid Row. He's an addict who had recently taken a bad batch of drugs

A disturbing scene showing a naked man sprawled on a rainy street in Skid Row.+23

A Skid Row resident gets a haircut from a fellow resident on the sidewalk on Skid Row in Los Angeles

Pictured: A woman washes herself inside her tent on Skid Row. Without proper hygiene facilities, there have been fears that the coronavirus will spread quickly through the community

Graffiti and litter is strewn around a street in Skid Row. Covering fifty city blocks (2.71 sq mi) immediately east of downtown Los Angeles, Skid Row is bordered by Third Street to the north, Seventh Street to the south, Alameda Street to the east, and Main Street to the west

A person with a duvet thrown over them walks the streets of Skid Row. Suitcase Joe is an activist and advocate for the rights of all unhoused individuals. He co-founded the Suitcase Joe Foundation to serve the people of Skid Row with day to day needs and to provide support services for getting into long term housing

A resident of Skid Row injects a needle into her arm. Drug abuse is a prevalent issue among the residents of the area

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