The Tom Bradley Hall on Top of City Hall
The night was beautiful full of various persons I had come to know as part of the skid row photography club as we rounded up our fifth year, our final year at least in terms of meetings. But as everyone knows nothing last forever without some sort of change. Thinking back I am honored to have encounter some many different people, people of all walks of life, cultures and ages. It is probably the most consistent I have been in any endeavor certainly for the past decade of fighting for change in DTLA most exclusively in skid row; I feel certain my friend the late Lesley Tappin would have said “job well done”.
The Skid Row Photography Club was created to provide the local possibilities of self-expression as well as personal development and growth. All are welcome to participate in this weekly activity as we explore the beauty of skid row.
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This pass Saturday Aug. 4th Skid Row Photography Club (SRPC) invited families of skid row to attend our ‘Sacred Children Free Photo Shot for the second year inside San Julian Park in the heart of Skid Row. It was a magnificent day for an outside shoot to say the least. Several lady members of SRPC took up the rains and shoot most of these great family images- Carmen Vega & Beloved Sista Mary and we could not have done better the children simply adored them both. Several images were taken of children and or family depending on what the mom thought would be a good shot then each mom picked out the fame style they wanted for one to two pictures; it was astonishing how joyful they all became during this gathering. After the images were captured we then used the papermate portable printer to print out high quality images that were then framed right there on the spot.
We were joined by several other organizations and people of interest such as Sherita Herring who is currently running for Los Angeles City Counsel set in the 9th District and Patti Collins wife of Bootsy with her “Bootsy Girls” t-shirts
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