Sunday, April 30, 2017

Los Angeles Remembers 4/29/1992

Fellow citizens from all over Los Angeles remember the events of 4/29/1992 at several city-wide locations. 
It has been 25 years since the city of Los Angeles exploded in rage after the not-guilty verdicts of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King. Much has changed since then, and some things have remained frozen in time from that day. 
A whole new generation of people have grown up since then, hopefully we all can all just get along.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
Giant puppet at Florence and Normandie.

Tom Liquor Store at Florence and Normandie.

The corner.

Young resident of South LA.

Rally at Florence and Normandie.

Traditional Korean dancers perform at Florence and Normandie.

School children born after 1992 prepare to march.

Candle light vigil in West Adams.

Monday, April 24, 2017

LA Riots Revisited 25 Years Later

Here are some juxtaposed images I rephotographed 25 years later after the LA 92 riots.
Some things and places remained the same, and others completely disappeared.

Use the sliders in each image to juxtapose 1992 images over their 2107 counterparts.

Click here for LA Weekly Slideshow.

Photographs by Ted Soqui/for the LA Weekly © 1992 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

City of Gold

Los Angeles City Hall on a Saturday night.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017
City of gold.

Friday, April 21, 2017

South Central

Images photographed last week in South Central.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
Florence Ave.

"The Facts" mural.

Happiness Jackson on S.Vermont Ave.

Low Low Ghetto bird mural at the car wash.

S.Vermont Ave Corridor

Images from the S.Vermont Corridor in South Central Los Angeles. The area has seen very slow growth and redevelopment since the 1992 rioting. Developers and land owners have balked on several large developments and nothing is planned for the near future. Land speculators are waiting for gentrification to arrive, and large businesses and projects have been scared off from the 1965 and 1992 LA riots.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
New York Hat Stores pre-1965 business on S.Vermont Ave.

Lots sit empty since 4/29/1992.

Empty lots now attracting homeless camps on S.Vermont Ave.

Deacon Mike out front of his church.

S.Vermont Ave.