Chavez Ravine: 1949: A Los Angeles Story

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In 1949, photographer Don Normark walked up into the hills of Los Angeles, looking for a good view. Instead, he found ChC!vez Ravine, a ramshackle Mexican-American neighborhood tucked away in Elysian Park like a "poor man's Shangri-la." Enchanted, he stayed for a year in this uniquely intact rural community on the city's outskirts. There, Normark photographed a life that, though bowed down by poverty, was lived fully, openly, and joyfully. That ended in 1950, when the residents of ChC!vez Ravine were forced to abandon their ...

Chavez Ravine: 1949: A Los Angeles Story 1999, Chronicle Books (CA), San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780811825344