• Immortalising Mexican American gang members in 80s LA with tender portraits

    3 days ago - By Dazed Digital

    In 1983, British photographer Janette Beckman was in Los Angeles documenting the burgeoning West Coast punk scene. Browsing through the LA Weekly , she became fascinated with an article about El Hoyo Maravilla , a Mexican American street gang based in East LA. “There were no photos to illustrate the story,” Beckman recalls. “After reading the article in the LA Weekly I tracked the writer down and persuaded him to takehellip;
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