The Art of The Archive: Photographs from The Los Angeles Police Archive
July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Opening Reception July 13, 2019, 5-8pm | Exhibition on view July 10 – August 11, 2019
In 2000 Fototeka’s founders discovered thousands of Los Angeles Police Department negatives housed in a city warehouse in conditions that made them vulnerable to decay and created a fire hazard. Fototeka was granted unprecedented access to the negatives by the Chief of Police and the City Council, which tasked the gallery with creating an archive of selected images. In keeping with Fototeka’s mission of preserving the archive and making its images available to the public, in 2001 the gallery mounted the first-ever photographic exhibition of Los Angeles Police crime scene photography with the support of then-Councilman Eric Garcetti, along with former Police Chief Bernard Parks.