L.A. Neighborhoods Project

Since 1996, Photo Friends has supported this Library progam by commissioning photographers to create a visual record of the neighborhoods of Los Angeles during the early part of the 21st century. These images will provide future researchers with a visual record of L.A.’s many neighborhoods. Initial funding of the project was provided by a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation through the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Documentary photographs collected from this project are now part of the Library‚Äôs Photograph Collection.

Below is a list of the photographers who participated in the project and the neighborhoods they documented:

Gary Leonard: Echo Park and Encino/Tarzana/Woodland Hills
Virgil Mirano: Boyle Heights
Slobodan Dimitrov: San Pedro
Gerard Burkhart: North Hollywood
Marissa Roth: Downtown
Robert Pacheco: Wilshire/Miracle Mile
James Jeffrey: Watts
Cheryl Himmelstein: Venice
Anthony Friedkin: Beverly Hills/Bel Air and Greater Los Angeles
Doug McCulloh: Hollywood