‘United Flesh’, a street photographic research, I started in 2010, illustrating the bridge of culture from the post WWII Americana to the image of the US today : a parallel between the American dream of the 50’s and the present day social and cultural landscape which shaped them.
Dia De Los Muertos is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends. Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever cemetery was envisioned for the purpose of providing an authentic venue, in which this ancient tradition could be genuinely observed, celebrated and preserved. Tyler Cassity and Deisy Marquez conceived this festival of life as a platform which would synthesize creativity for the means of remembering the departed spirits of our lives. Source: ladayofthedead.com
Orange County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232 making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the United States, and more populous than twenty-one U.S. states. The county is famous for its tourism as the home of attractions like Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and several beaches along its more than 40 miles of coastline. It is also known for its political conservatism. Tourism remains a vital aspect of Orange County’s economy. The area’s warm Mediterranean climate attracts millions of tourists annually. Huntington Beach is a hot spot for sunbathing and surfing; nicknamed “Surf City, U.S.A.”, it is home to many surfing competitions. “The Wedge”, at the tip of The Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, is one of the most famous body surfing spots in the world. Southern California surf culture is prominent in Orange County’s beach cities. Source: Wikipedia
A heritage of the city’s founding in 1781, Downtown Los Angeles today is composed of different areas ranging from a fashion district to a skid row, and it is the hub of the city’s Metro rapid transit system. Banks, department stores and movie palaces at one time drew residents and visitors into the area, but the district declined economically and suffered a downturn for decades until its recent renaissance starting in the early 2000s: Old buildings are being modified for new uses, and skyscrapers have been built. Downtown Los Angeles is known for its government buildings, parks, theaters and other public places.
Long Beach has also been recognized by USA Today as the most diverse city in the United States- one of the City’s strongest assets. The City’s ethnic breakdown is approximately 40 percemt Hispanic, 29 percent White, 14 percent Black, 13 percent Asian, and 4 percent all other ethnicities. Source: longbeach.gov