Frank LA Issue No. 001

PRESS: Frank | LA 
My contribution to the inaugural edition of Frank LA: No Place Like Home. Issue No. 001: An exploration of the dichotomy between homelessness and wealth in Los Angeles. Am especially proud of my contribution and hope that you consider your support. If you are interested buying inaugural edition. Use code “Abel50” for $50 off a single issue, or “Abel100” for $100 off of an annual subscription if used by Feb 28th.

Sculpture by Abel Alejandre photo by Frank LA

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The conversation starts in Los Angeles as we capture the vast chasm of life that’s unfolding in one of America’s greatest cities. A mere 9.5 miles from each other lies the city’s wealthiest area and its most destitute section–Skid Row. In an effort to not pass judgment, but to inspire change and provoke thought, Frank LA takes to the streets to shine a light on the present in order to affect the future.

When you purchase a one-year Frank LA subscription, Issue 001 will be the first of three issues you receive. You will automatically receive Issues 002 & 003, in Spring 2015 and Fall 2015, respectively. Issues may also be purchased individually.

Curated by: Carol Cheh, Lauri Firstenberg, Mat Gleason & Shamim Momin
Foreword Written by: Anne Ellegood
Anticipated Release Date: December 2014
Sequentially Numbered Limited Edition: 2,000 sequentially numbered sets
Format: Set of 36, 12″ x 16″ art prints encased in a linen box

Participating Artists:
Abel Alejandre
Edgar Arceneaux
Mattia Biagi
Ruben Esparza
Michelle Carla Handel
Dwyer Kilcollin
Artists of LAMP Community
Mimi Lauter
Lipschutz & Lipschutz
Danial Nord
Ry Rocklen
Anna Sew Hoy
Cole Sternberg
Jay Stuckey

Bode Helm

The original works of art contributed by participating artists will be auctioned on to benefit LAMP Community. Auction date will be announced in December 2014.

About LAMP Community
Lamp Community ends homelessness of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable individuals through a continuum of services and housing, enabling them to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency and community integration.

Lamp achieves one of the highest success rates in the nation for ending homelessness – more than 95% of the people housed stay housed for one year or more. For more information visit