By Night in LA: Photos by Camilo José Vergara
Photos of empty buildings at night illuminated by electric lights, from shops covered with text to a solitary church lit by a streetlight. Vergara gives voice to the struggles of the absent inhabitants of these overlooked communities by presenting their environment as a straight document instead of exploiting their image.
It was not the stars that illuminated the LA night, it was electric lights. Contrasting with the day view, light at night often came from the buildings themselves... fences and spikes illuminated from behind and alleys lit with patches of yellow tungsten, white fluorescent, and neon lights.