East Side Story

East Side Story

Friday, Jan 20, 2023

Janette Beckman revisits the summer she spent in Maravilla Park, on the East Side of Los Angeles, during the height of a bitter turf war.

While studying art in 1970s London, photographer Janette Beckman borrowed August Sander’s landmark book, People of the 20th Century, from the school library and promptly forgot to bring it back.

Inspired by his groundbreaking portraits, Beckman set forth to chronicle the burgeoning underground scene springing forth on the streets, in the pubs, and at music festivals across the UK. While Sander sought to create a taxonomy of German life based on occupation, Beckman saw a similar thread swirling amid the flurry of radical new subcultures emerging in Britain…. “


by Miss Rosen