Metabolic Studio Public Salon
Douglas McCulloh and D.J. Waldie
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ Noon
About the Salon
The chaos in the global economy began at the end of Dream Street, just an ordinary street in a modest tract in Ontario. On Dream Street, cash-strapped builders cut corners, low-wage immigrant laborers worked in fear of La Migra, and sub-prime mortgages waited home buyers longing to have a piece of the dream. Douglas McCulloh, who named Dream Street in 1999, followed its development from strawberry patch to homes on the edge of suburbia. How and why those houses got there – and what building them has meant – will be explored with author/photographer Douglas McCulloh and essayist D. J. Waldie.
About the Salon Presenters
Douglas McCulloh creates conceptually-based photographic work. He exhibits widely in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and China, and is a three-time recipient of funding from the California Council for the Humanities.
D.J. Waldie is the author of Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir among other books. He is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times and a contributing writer at Los Angeles magazine.
Image courtesy Douglas McCulloh