The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

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In this stunning photo project, Susan Stein demonstrates the inhabitants of the streets of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Skid Row. It enjoys a bad reputation because about 6 thousand homeless and drug addicts live here. Among them, for example, Doreen, a former fire department employee who got hooked on crack, and Jerry, whose face has a terrible injury that he received during a bus accident 10 years ago. 

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

Genevin is a heroin addict who, according to her, exploits her body to feed herself and a boyfriend.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

The police detained this man because he started a brawl on a regular bus.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

The heart of Skid Row is Sixth Street near Gladys Park. A homeless woman holds a glass of ice.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

A resident of Skid Row named Victoria smokes a joint disguised as an ordinary cigarette.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

This man strolling down Seventh Street is known by the residents of Skid Row as a permanent resident of the neighborhood.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

Jerry is also a regular inhabitant of the streets of Skid Row. The terrible injury on his face is the consequences of a bus accident that Jerry became a victim of 10 years ago.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

Larry and his dog Rebel. Larry saved Rebel from his previous owner, who constantly beat the animal.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

A shirtless man stands at a shop window with a knife in his hand, looking at his reflection.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

Susan said that this woman could not stand on her feet and asked for help to get down the stairs.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

This woman is known to the residents of Skid Row as "Madame in red shoes."

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

A homeless woman named Jennifer looks in the mirror.

The American Dream: a photo project about the homeless and drug addicts of Los Angeles

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