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"LA Stories"

by: Stephanie M. Diani, Photojournalist

Commentary on "LA Stories":

"The old man stands alone, embraced by the gentle light of sunrise. He shuffles painfully on the hard concrete, gripping his cane with a fading strength. As if to accentuate his infirmity, a new bus, the word 'DASH' freshly painted on its bright metal, roars rapidly past him. ...

This is but one morning in Los Angeles, a place attuned only to the most spectacular extremes. ... Billboards intrude, mansions stare through electrified fences, and superstars seek the spotlight; a place where the more delicate beauty of common life succumbs to their whirlwind.

"... Diani made these photographs, at the close of the second millennium. We cannot predict the future, but it seems sure that the pace of the world will spiral breathlessly upward, .... So the photographers of Los Angeles' third millennium might find that pictures like these--pure, unscripted fragments of sorrow, tension, exuberance, and tenderness--lie permanently beyond their reach. ..., these images will preserve a tapestry of life that reminds us of the human face of the 'unseen' Los Angeles...."

Dr. Yeung Seu Yoon, Toronto, Canada, November 1999


Links ...
Broadway, LA A life story Selected Works At the Races
Photo Credits
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"LA Stories" Exhibits :

... the Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara, CA. November 1999 through February 2000
... the Focalpoint Gallery on City Island, Bronx, N.Y., May, 2000
... the Center for the Arts, Abilene, TX, July 2000
... Allan Hancock College, Lompoc, CA, September, 2001
... The Basement Gallery, Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, September, 2002
... The Brewery @ I-5, Los Angeles, CA, February-March, 2003

Contact Information: S. M. Diani or call:
323-936-4905 or 805-692-7480 (pager)
See also: and Stephanie Diani Photojournalist

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