Shades of LA Revisited

Shades of LA is the compelling archive of 10,000 photos of diverse Southern California families, copied by Photo Friends from family albums, under the direction of Carolyn Kozo Cole in the 1990s, for the Photo Collection of the LA Public Library. Archive images include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities, and are available to view online at
This program will be presented by Kathy Kobayashi, co-author of the book, Shades of LA: Pictures from Ethnic Family Albums.

Everyone is warmly welcome. Former Shades donors and volunteers are especially encouraged to attend and to let us know to expect you (email, but no reservations are required. 

Part of the series, LA in Focus, a free lecture series presented by Photo Friends of the LAPL

ABOUT PHOTO FRIENDS: Formed in 1990, Photo Friends is a nonprofit organization that supports the Los Angeles Public Library’s Photo Collection/History & Genealogy Department. Our goal is to improve access to the collections and promote them through programs, events, and online exhibits.