Former fashion photographer Désirée van Hoek worked from 2007 to 2015 on Skid Row in Los Angeles. This neighborhood in Downtown LA is home to some 15.000 (former) homeless people. In her photo book, Van Hoek tries to capture the humanity of the neighborhood by zooming in on its ‘material culture’. Her focus is on people’s dwellings and possessions, and the buildings and structures that shape their environment.
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