4/5/23 Update to Original Post: I’ve been photographing Los Angeles’s Indian laurel fig street trees for years and Green Dot, Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles will be shown in LA in Life Cycles, an upcoming group exhibition exploring our relationships with nature in an urban environment sponsored by the Los Angeles Center for Photography.
One of the photographs from my ongoing series about LA’s remarkably adaptive Indian laurel fig trees is in the show, which opened as a pop-up exhibition at Inner-City Arts in downtown LA. It is available for in-person viewing Saturday, April 8, 10 am – 2 pm (RSVP here) or Tuesday, April 11, noon – 3 pm (no RSVP needed). The photos will also be online at LACP for the next couple of months, accompanied by the reflections of juror Andrea Gyorody, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University.
Every time I visit LA I photograph these trees. I’m fascinated by their expressive humanoid quality and by the way people interact with them and they interact with the infrastructure — often reconfiguring sidewalks like this one! View my Urban Tree Portraits from both LA and Santa Barbara.