Across the United States gentrification is aggressively reshaping physical and cultural landscapes. The influx of new populations is rapidly shifting the traditions and history once present in these spaces once predominantly dominated by communities of color. Erasure of pre-existing history, culture and physical bodies due to displacement are the inevitable outcomes when newer, wealthier populations sweep into these neighborhoods. This project is part of a larger series that aims to preserve the rich history of Black communities by documenting the citizens that still live there.
The Slauson Swapmeet is a cultural institution located in South Central, Los Angeles. Korean owned, "Slauson" has been a place for the local Black community to enjoy vendors selling a variety of things -incense, beauty supplies, airbrushed t-shirts, sneakers, and gold jewelry.