Photojournalism in Koreatown during the 1992 LA Riots
In April of 1992, riots sparked by racial inequality and police brutality broke out in South Central Los Angeles, leading to widespread looting, vandalism, violence, and murder. In this video, former LA Times photojournalist Hyungwon Kang recounts his experiences covering the riots behind the lens, and shares the stories behind his incredible images. I should note that some images in the video contain scenes of gore/death and may be disturbing to watch.
Photography by Hyungwon Kang. Video Editing by Jillian Kitchener. (April 27, 2012)