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The LA Riots 20 Years Later for Los Angeles Magazine

For Los Angeles Magazine’s article on the 20th year anniversary of the LA Riots, they asked me to photograph former Angelino Titus Murphy. He was sitting at home in South Central LA watching the TV on the afternoon the riots began. As he sat comfortably at home, he caught the news reports of a white truck drive getting pulled out of his truck and being beaten by a vindictive mob.

Once he realized that the mob was around the corner from his house, he ran out the door and helped rescue the poor guy from certain death. Titus was one of the heros of the riots and reminded us that there’s still a lot of good people amidst us who are willing to help when the time comes.


More articles and photos on the LA Riots can be found on the Los Angeles Magazine website.

John

One Response to “The LA Riots 20 Years Later for Los Angeles Magazine”

  1. Rich Says:

    This is a powerful portrait right here! Your light is perfect, it really sets the mood.

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