Archive for September, 2011

Skid Row Photography Club Photo Walkabout, Sept.23rd included several  stops all  were outstanding photo shoot locations Parisian Square, Angels Flight Railway, California Water Court and Walt Disney Concert Hall. skidrowphotography.webs.com


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Beverly Bedford-Thompson, Food Service Supervisor @ Union Rescue Mission and Chef Alex Roberts (Restaurant ALMA) volunteering all the way from Minneapolis MN preparing for the AARP 50 and over project to feed over eight hundred people. AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service

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Lynn Rossi, a long time member of Skid Row Photography Club joined by the Talley’s on their way to  a skid row photo-shoot “The Seventh Annual Father’s Day at San Julian Park. Lynn just acquired her new camera from Sammys.

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Ronald Talley's photo

LA Cultural Photography Examiner

May 10, 2011 –

The Exchange at 114 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles will be celebrating life, by holding a Beautiful Woman exhibit on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at The Downtown Art Walk. This will be part of the downtown effort for cancer awareness and is called “Downtown LA Goes Pink for the Cure”. On Wednesday, May 11th (the day before the art walk) at the Exchange there will be another type of event to raise breast cancer awareness. This free gathering begins at 6:00 PM and has dance, poetry, and spoken words by inspirational speakers. This event continues until 8:00 P. Special guests are the Lineage Dance Company http://lineagedance.org/ and the hosts of the Rare Woman Show, La Roya and Vivienne acting as emcees of this event. This promises to give those who attend a very entertaining evening!

With health becoming more of an issue with men and women, the effort of those who live in the downtown area to give out information that would be beneficial to the residents of Los Angeles is of the utmost importance. Because early detection provides an opportunity to catch this disorder in its beginning stages, allowing those who are afflicted to start their battle to conquer and return to good health sooner awareness is a major key to winning the battle with breast cancer.


The event on May 12th will feature artists who participated in a beautiful woman campaign for the Skid Row community. During the campaign, the artists took turns capturing images of women who live in the area known as Skid Row, which is formerly called Central City B. many of the women who live in this area are found with low self-esteem and many have been abused and without regular medical care.

The organizer for this event is one of the most active members of the community of Skid Row, Michael Blaze. He has been a longtime proponent of women’s health in the community. As a videographer and the creator of the Skid Row Photography Club he wants a better result for those who need better living conditions. Blaze has a passion for the people of the community and a drive to make a difference in their lives.  He strongly feels that participating in the Downtown LA Goes Pink for the Cure activities may just save a few of the residence that he is acquainted with in his community.

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View From My Window

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