Henry Walton “My Old Familiar Places”; Watts (1965-1975)
Da Vinci Gallery proudly present “My Old Familiar Places”, a series of black and white photographs taken by Henry Walton, between the years of 1965-1975 in Watts.
Born during the Great Depression, Henry Walton experienced first hand war, the Civil Rights movement, and American cities going up in flames of rebellion. In his intimately shot photographs, he captures the human face of political struggle and action in his South Central community from the 60’ to 70’. Walton creates a haunting and timeless testament to the unwavering spirit of the African American Community. In his images the personal turns universal and political as it reminds us of the human toll exacted by senseless politics and the show of inner strength and resistance displayed by every day people.
Hidden away for years, Henry Walton’s rediscovered photographs, have most recently been on display at UCLA.
Henry Walton is an alumni of LACC, and has presently returned to LACC to work with Professor Daniel Marlos.
Artist Talk in the gallery 3/5; 12:00-1:00 pm