Watch A Single Building In Los Angeles Change Over 33 Years
For over forty years Camilo José Vergara has focused his camera lens at not only the people of, but the buildings of America's urban landscapes. Recently he wrote, "I have devoted myself to photographing and systematically documenting the poorest and most segregated communities in urban America. My focus is on established East Coast cities such as New York, Newark and Camden; rust belt cities of the Midwest like Detroit and Chicago; and such West Coast cities as Los Angeles and Richmond, California." In L.A., he has specifically documented Skid Row, and the buildings at 10828 South Avalon Blvd, 2113 South Central Ave, and 7316 Broadway.
Click through for a look at how the building located at 10828 South Avalon Blvd, right at the corner of East 109th Street in South Los Angeles, has changed over the past 33 years—Vergara's documentation of this particular space started in 1980. Here's a more current look at it.