10828 S. Avalon Blvd., LA

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Gallery Label
Camilo José Vergara takes pictures of the same urban building or street over several years. When he began 10828 S. Avalon Blvd., LA in 1980, the building housed a humble African American Baptist Church. After years of shifting fortunes, the original structure was replaced with a residential home catering to the neighborhood's booming Central American community. Vergara's time lapse photographs capture the visual evidence of social, cultural and economic change in America's inner cities.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Restrictions & Rights
© 2011, Camilo José Vergara
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Department
Graphic Arts
2011
Object number
2015.44.32
Artist
Camilo José Vergara, born Santiago, Chile 1944
Topic
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store
Medium
inkjet print
Dimensions
image: 11 5/8 × 17 1/4 in. (29.5 × 43.8 cm) sheet: 15 3/4 × 19 5/8 in. (40.0 × 49.8 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Photography