Alta – A Human Atlas of a City of Angels

Alta is a research-based exploration of social change in Los Angeles in the early twenty-first century. The four-year project was built on the foundations of a year-long nomination process, where a diverse group of Angelenos nominated individuals from their own communities. Each nominee has made significant contributions to LA and embodies the very best of service to society. The final 100 frame many of the most important narratives about this region of Southern California.

The project maps these remarkable people through photographic portraits, app-based oral histories, and ancestral DNA to create a deeper understanding of the communities of Los Angeles County. Alta holds a mirror up to society and encourages audiences to question their own roles and responsibilities towards their communities, cities, and fellow humans.

Alta is a collaboration with the Getty Conservation Institute. The work was created for the Southern Californian art initiative PST ART: Art & Science Collide. Alta is an EarthPercent accredited project and is available in book, museum exhibition, architectural projection, podcast, and digital formats.

Scarlett Paulina De Leon / Ocean De Leon-Edwards
Genesis Marie Butler
Sandino Gonzalez-Flores
Nalleli Cobo-Uriarte
Marco Antonio Vargas
Bryant Ifechidi Etinosa Odega
Yulissa Maqueos Gonzalez
Jamal James Hill
Paula Andrea Torrado Plazas
Denae Randeen Joseph
Michelle Kaori Hanabusa
Hugo F. Romero
Pierre Ivan Arreola
Jane Nguyen
Louis Tse
Janet Martinez
Garrett Underwood
Zeinab 'Sade' Elhawary
Prophet Walker
Betty Avila
Roger Q. Mason
Steve Sungin Kang
Godfrey Santos Plata
Erin Stone
Barney Antonio Santos
Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac
Rudy Espinoza
Joseph Tomás Mckellar
Mel Tillekeratne
Elba Alejandra Serrano Jauregui Schildcrout
John Jones III
Natalie Mitsue Nakase
Corissa Patrice Hernandez
Adelaida 'Addy' Gonzalez
Melissa De La Paz Acedera
Johneric Odono Concordia
José 'Che' Ramirez
Lucía Torres
Steve Ernesto Avalos
Dr. Thanh Huynh Neville
Kristina Wong
Claudia Elizabeth Moreno Santana
Rabeya Sen
Laleña Arenas Vellanoweth
Doctora Vanessa Ochoa
Eric Nazarian
Aviril 'Apple' Sepulveda
Joyce Rivera Javier
Alberto Retana
Rosa Maria Miranda Gonzalez
Veronica Terriquez
Dr. Rudy John Ortega Jr.
Eva Garcia Barrera
Martha Elvira Gonzalez
Teresa de Jesus Roman Rosales
Kristin M. Crowley
Miguel Angel Luna Ruiz
Odilia Romero Yego
Angelica Salas
Jeff Lefkovitz
Tony Brown
Bamby Salcedo, M.A.
Eric Masaya Nakamura
Manjusha Prakash Kulkarni
Chanchanit 'Chancee' Martorell
Romel Pascual
Barnaby Murff
Althea Ford
Pete White
Salomón Huerta
Alfred Lomas
Stephanie Pafenberg Jaeger
Susan Michi Minato
Amerylus 'Ms. Ann' Cooper
Marianne Diaz
Alicia Armendáriz Velásquez aka Alice Bag
Janette Robinson Flint
Sesshu Foster
Barbara Carrasco
Luis Javier Rodríguez
Gregory J. Boyle
Joan Ling
Bruce Saito
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Melanie Curtis-Andrews
Betty J. LaMarr
Stewart Kwoh
Carlos M. Montes
Glen Creason
Jane Margolis
Richard 'Cheech' Marin
Ben R. Caldwell
Dolores Palacio
Father Richard Estrada
Jewel Thais-Williams
Irene Fernandez Tovar
George Cantu Rodriguez
Ofelia Rivera Esparza
Dolores Fernandez Huerta
James M. Lawson Jr.