RICH CITY, POOR MAN
By Daniel Dart & Skid Row Housing Trust
EXECUTIVE EVENT PRODUCTION AGENCY
3 DAY LIVE EVENT AT ACE HOTEL DTLA
FEATURING 40 PANEL SPEAKERS
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CREATIVE COLLABORATION BY DEC PROJECTS
About the campaign:
Carrying nothing but a notepad and his cameras over the course of a year, Daniel Dart headed out to ground zero of the homeless epidemic, Skid Row, in downtown Los Angeles. During his many journeys, he met, photographed, interviewed, and held conversations with people who’ve lost loved ones, who’ve lost jobs, who have addiction problems, and who have mental health issues.
His findings, photographs, recordings, filming, and thoughts were compiled into a three-day immersive exhibit, where we brought together a community of thinkers, artists, storytellers, change-makers and civic leaders to discuss and explore the exhibit, as well as new ideas to tackle homelessness in Los Angeles and across America.
In collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust and GOOD | Upworthy, Daniel Dart & DEC Projects we worked relentlessly to bring together a three-day photojournalism exhibit at the ACE Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles with a shoestring budget. The photos reveal the stories of the homeless in Skid Row through the lens of photographer and agent provocateur Daniel Dart, provoking a conversation on tackling the problem with panels, speakers and a talk with the artist himself.