Odds and Ends from an Urban Stream

This is the second installment of images from my three day journey along the Los Angeles river channel. I made still life photographs of objects I collected while traveling along the river by car, bicycle and kayak between the Selpulveda basin and downtown Los Angeles. The idea was to create a time capsule for the future, artifacts reminding future citizens of how things were (now).

See part one of Carolyn's series, LA River

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About Carolyn

Carolyn Drake is a photographer working globally on personal projects and assigned commissions. Between 2007 and 2013, she created two books of photography rooted in Central Asia. The first – Two Rivers – explores the shifting borders, histories, and life systems in the geographic spaces between Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, and China. The second book – Wild Pigeon – is an amalgem of photographs, drawings, embroidery, and texts made in collaboration with Uyghurs in western China. 

Carolyn is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright fellowship, the Lange Taylor Documentary Prize, among other awards. In 2013, she relocated from Istanbul, Turkey to the United States to begin a new body of work.

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