The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) commissioned Marysa Dowling to work with students to explore their local areas, the journeys they make, the people they meet, and how they choose to express themselves.
We often walk right past them, overlooking the people and places we see every day as we move from home to work or home to school. These familiar details became the focus of recent photographic projects by London based artist Marysa Dowling. In London, Havana, Cape Town, and now Los Angeles, Dowling has asked residents to consider their daily journeys in a new way. “I want to explore how people communicate and engage with the city and the others around them,” said Dowling, “and most importantly, how they express themselves in front of, and communicate through, the camera.”