In March 1993 the photographer Dana Lixenberg placed herself in the aftermath of the Rodney King riots at a housing project called Imperial Courts in South Central LA. The work she made there is a complex and evocative record of an underserved community, a microcosm for poverty and racial tension around the world. At that time, she had no idea that these photographs would be the catalyst for her career and the genesis of a project that would continue to resonate with audiences decades later.
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Photography by Lotte van Raalte and Dana Lixenberg.