I Am Los Angeles

I Am Los Angeles: One-Eight-Seven

Sal is a detective in the homicide division of South Los Angeles, one of the most infamous urban areas in the United States, where about 40% of the homicide activity in the city takes place -- despite the numbers being at a record low.

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Dutch-born journalist and filmmaker now based Los Angeles.
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I Am Los Angeles: Bodybuilding With Tourists

I Am Los Angeles: Bodybuilding With Tourists

You would probably describe him as 'The Speedo-Guy' or 'The Tarzan Bodybuilder'.
I Am Los Angeles: A Greener Living for an Urban Family

I Am Los Angeles: A Greener Living for an Urban Family

Urban homesteading at the Dervaes home is a most unconventional lifestyle given that their home is in the middle of Pasadena, California.
I Am Los Angeles: A Lifetime Experience

I Am Los Angeles: A Lifetime Experience

"Just because you box someone doesn't mean that you hate them. You have to learn how to be self-disciplined," says the manager of a boxing gym in Watts.
I Am Los Angeles: A Full Spectrum in Monochrome

I Am Los Angeles: A Full Spectrum in Monochrome

Photographer Gregory Bojorquez captures the energy of the everyday lives of his neighbors in East L.A.
I Am Los Angeles: Shaping for the Waves

I Am Los Angeles: Shaping for the Waves

Just like his father, the Venice board shaper simply lives and breathes surfing.
I Am Los Angeles: Kickflip

I Am Los Angeles: Kickflip

All it took was to witness one well-executed kickflip, and Theotis Beasley knew he wanted to skate.
I Am Los Angeles: On His Way Back

I Am Los Angeles: On His Way Back

A video portrait of a man whose dreams and determination allowed him to get off the streets and into a stable life.
I Am Los Angeles: The Art of Being Earnest

I Am Los Angeles: The Art of Being Earnest

OBEY/Studio One artist Ernesto Yerena grew up in El Centro near the border, where there was a distinction between "good" and "bad" Mexicans.
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