There are stories people can tell you and there are stories that can only be experienced. When she stopped working as a journalist full time, writer and photographer Lynell George re-trained her focus—making the backdrop, the forefront—dusted off her camera and began taking notes, this time visual ones. Her project was to understand how often-used—but often poorly understood—terms like redlining, white flight, outmigration, gentrification, nostalgia, post-riots had shaped the look of Los Angeles landscapes. Her photography shows that some change happens so imperceptibly that we don’t yet have language for it.

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