Photographic images depicting the ways Los Feliz residents have experienced 2020 will be the focus of LFIA’s Virtual Photo Day Saturday November 21st. A Zoom discussion on Los Feliz-related photos will be held from 1-2 p.m. in conjunction with the Los Feliz Library.
The Los Angeles Public Library’s Christina Rice who heads up LAPL’s Photo Collection will give tips on searching the online collection that includes Los Feliz images. See accompanying story on how to register for the Zoom session here.
While donors can’t come in, they can still contribute photographs. Photos related to this topic, along with past photos you may have unearthed during the quarantine period, can be submitted any time during 2020. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We want to tell the story through pictures showing how all of us lived through this historic year,” said Marian Dodge, co-chair of LFIA’s History Committee. “Many significant events—from the pandemic crisis to the social justice movement—have occurred and we want photos that reflect those moments.”
LFIA invites residents to submit pictures that capture the efforts of our first responders such as healthcare workers, firefighters, mail carriers and community volunteers, wearing masks and social distancing. Photos can also include images of creative messages in your front yard, any public artwork displayed in the neighborhood or signs at your favorite mom-and-pops storefronts, as well as photos showing how special occasions were celebrated virtually, such as graduations, Mother’s Day and Halloween.
As LFIA’s Dodge noted, “There’s been such an outpouring of concern, care and creativity by Los Feliz residents that we want to make sure we capture all this for future generations.
When emailing scanned or digital photos, please include subject name(s), location, date and a brief description. Photos should be less than 30 MB, high resolution and a JPG is preferred. If you’re not sure your photo meets this criteria, please send it to us anyway.
Photos will become part of the LFIA Archives. LFIA started collecting archival photos from the community more than two decades ago. The Archives now contain hundreds of images from festive family gatherings to military veterans who have served our country to high school graduations and proms. “We always welcome new additions,” said Dodge.
To check out LFIA’s Photo Archives, go to lfia.org.
Here are a few of the photos donated to LFIA’s photo archives this year:
A version of this column appeared in the Los Feliz Ledger’s November edition.