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The Faces of L.A.’s Skid Row: A Photo Essay

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Photography by Jae C. Hong | Associated Press
  • George Mendez, foreground, a 55-year-old, sits in front of a woman in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 23, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A homeless man sleeps in the outdoor courtyard of the Midnight Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on April 18, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Cesar Solozano, 60, left, a former homeless man, laughs while waiting to cross the street in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 3, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A homeless woman walks past graffiti on a wall outside a shelter in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles on March 6, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A woman rolls her luggage down the sidewalk in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 12, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Antonio Garcia, 54, left, who introduced himself as a mathematician, peeks through the opening of his makeshift shelter made of cardboard boxes in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 29, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Sonya Martinez, 38, who says she has been homeless for 10 years off-and-on, sits in San Julian Park while waiting for her husband in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles Sept. 4, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • People form a line to get a free hotdog from a charity organization in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Antoinette Theus, 45, who says she has been homeless for 30 years, drinks a can of soda in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on April 11, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Birds eat bread crumbs on an empty street of the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 18, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A barefoot homeless woman sings and dances in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 3, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A homeless man holds a torn piece of paper showing a painting of the Buddha in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 12, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A man talks with a homeless woman in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 18, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Shawn McGray, a 34-year-old homeless man, looks through a dumpster for anything useful in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 21, 2013. McGray said his goal is to save enough money to move into a small apartment. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Torrance Moore, 46, right, prepares cardboard for bedding while setting up a tent on the sidewalk in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 29, 2013. Homeless people are allowed to pitch their tents between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in this particular section. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Young volunteers from the Dream Center, a Christian church mission, look at homeless people from inside their bus in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 18, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A woman casts a shadow on the shutters of a closed store with a “God Loves You” message written on it in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A person walks past a sign during a narcotics anonymous meeting in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 3, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Wearing a Barbie backpack, a homeless woman pushes a shopping cart full of her belongings in the middle of the street in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 19, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Homeless people attend a daily Bible study class at the Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 18, 2013. The church doubles as a shelter for homeless men and the Bible study attendance is required in order to get a bed assignment. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Jesse Raca, a 58-year-old homeless man, leans on the shutters of a closed store while trying to sleep in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 19, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A homeless woman eats a piece of fruit as two homeless men cast shadows on the wall in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 21, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Pastor Emmanuel Okoli, standing next to a cross, gives a sermon to homeless people at Outreach Mission Center in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 21, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • Margaret Warrick, a 55-year-old homeless woman, lies on a bench in the outdoor courtyard of the Midnight Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on April 18, 2013. Warrick says she spends the night in the courtyard because it is safer than sleeping on the street by herself. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong

  • A homeless man pushes a shopping cart full of his belongings across an intersection in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles by March 29, 2013. AP Photo by Jae C. Hong


 

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