10828 S. Avalon Blvd., LA

Media - 2015.44.30 - SAAM-2015.44.30_1 - 119242
Copied Camilo José Vergara, 10828 S. Avalon Blvd., LA, 2006, inkjet print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, 2015.44.30, © 2006, Camilo José Vergara

Artwork Details

Title
10828 S. Avalon Blvd., LA
Date
2006
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image: 11 58 × 17 14 in. (29.5 × 43.8 cm) sheet: 15 34 × 19 58 in. (40.0 × 49.8 cm)
Copyright
© 2006, Camilo José Vergara
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Mediums Description
inkjet print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior — commercial — store
Object Number
2015.44.30

Artwork Description

Camilo José Vergara takes pictures of the same urban building or street over several years. When he began 10828 S. Avalon Blvd., LA in 1980, the building housed a humble African American Baptist Church. After years of shifting fortunes, the original structure was replaced with a residential home catering to the neighborhood's booming Central American community. Vergara's time lapse photographs capture the visual evidence of social, cultural and economic change in America's inner cities.