I have been documenting the small businesses scattered all around the "marginal" neighborhoods of Los Angeles and how they reflect the diversity, culture, energy, creativity and eccentricity of the people who create and work in them.
The fact they are closed on Sundays adds other dimensions of economics and religion and is a mirror to our 24/7 culture of big box stores and shopping malls.
And the light filtering through the old-fashioned burglar bars creates an eerie beauty throwing reflections and shadows on the rainbow of delights just beyond reach — at least on Sundays.
— Mark Indig
During the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, entire family histories were forcibly erased—yet some, at great personal risk, kept tiny physical keepsakes from their past. These still life photographs are a touching testament to these individual's bravery and courage in the face of mortal danger.
Deep inside long-forgotten underground cities, photographer/explorer Jeff Gusky has discovered incredibly preserved remains from the First World War that bring this 100-year old conflict back to life.
For over two decades, Stephen Shames injected himself into the mean streets of the South Bronx and made pictures about the kind of life that he saw there— unflinching yet intimate, straight-shooting yet sensitive, objectively powerful but also full of personal emotion—this is a beautiful book.