Interested in the intersection of race, class, and food, Underground Chefs of South Central is an exploration of black culinary creativity and ingenuity.
For a week and a half, I documented black chefs across South Central, Los Angeles–a neighborhood most commonly associated with gang violence–documenting five chefs to further complicate the narrative of Black folks contribution to America’s culinary tradition.
Oriana Koren is an artist-researcher-speculatist working at the intersection of language and optical technologies.
Their photography and writing centers the perspectives of colonized people and historically exploited communities, and, for the last decade, they have worked to dismantle revisionist histories around the cultural contributions African descendants have made in building American culture.
Oriana is a founding member of the Authority Collective, founder and curator of the Lit List, and currently a member of the Candor Collective.
United Photo Industries (UPI) is a New York based nonprofit organization that works to promote a wider understanding of, and increased access to, the art of photography.
Since its founding in 2011, UPI has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first seven years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.
Underground Chefs of South Central
Featuring: Oriana Koren
LocationsView Location Details Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles,
Location open 24 hours
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