Art contest: My Los Angeles
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our annual art contest which asked teens to show us what Los Angeles means to them. The L.A. Youth teen staff chose these images as the winners.
“While Los Angeles is world-renowned for its movie stars, much of Los Angeles is home to people who live outside mainstream society. This man wearing an LA cap stands daily on the side of a freeway off-ramp in Echo Park. He tames pigeons, feeling that he should entertain and show the people who donate money to him that he has a skill. The pigeons keep him occupied and ease his lonely existence. I enjoy photographing those on the fringe of society to show others who may overlook them that they, too, have dignity and do contribute to humanity.”