Words & Images © Tara Edwards.
No one knows Los Angeles quite as well as those who navigate the city via public transportation. Moving through neighborhoods by bus or train fosters understanding of the physical layout of the city as well as its social landscape, which is marked by injustices in public transportation and other services used disproportionately by low income people of color. Bus stops are landmarks where these Angelenos pause briefly on their daily routes; resting points where countless minds with stories of the city overlap at different moments. In medium format film, I photographed bus stops in recognition of the people who use public transportation every day to traverse the geographic and sociopolitical terrain of Los Angeles en route to their destinations.
YPA 2016 MENTORING PROGRAM: AMERICAN LANDSCAPES
TEAM LOS ANGELES
MENTOR: Slav Zatoka
MENTEE: Tara Edwards