Venice Beach Photo Essay

Venice, California. An always-changing canvas. A cautionary tale. A poet’s treasure. A photographer’s dream.
Photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher has been documenting Venice Beach since the early 2000s, capturing its unique life and rhythms with a series of Cannon PowerShot cameras. Here’s her photo essay of life on the beach.

Sandcastle casualty, Venice Beach, 2012.
Sandcastle casualty, Venice Beach, 2012.
Tourists, Venice Boardwalk, February, 2011.
Tourists, Venice Boardwalk, February, 2011.
Joy! A child meets the waves. November, 2008.
Joy! A child meets the waves. November, 2008.

Windward Avenue at the Venice Boardwalk, October, 2012.
Windward Avenue at the Venice Boardwalk, October, 2012.
A proud Viet Nam vet poses for the camera. Venice Boardwalk, June, 2011.
A proud Viet Nam vet poses for the camera. Venice Boardwalk, June, 2011.
Street poets, dancing on the 4th of July. Venice Boardwalk, July, 2010
Street poets, dancing on the 4th of July. Venice Boardwalk, July, 2010.

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