2nd Place - Merit of Excellence
6x7 Film negative.
Biography: Marco Romano Bhimani was born in South Pasadena (1978); he was a kid that loved skateboarding and ice cream. His mother abandoned him at age nine and he had little communication with his father. Until the age of eighteen, he grew up in a multitude of group homes, halfway houses and respites.
He was defiant; running away often, he found a home in the street. Venturing into the unknown, cutting class, stealing disposable cameras to capture what he saw. As a young man, jobless, these cameras were easily accessible. Marco was drawn to trash and filth, alley-ways full of graffiti, a lack of...