For over 6 years Project KengiKat and Do Something Saturday backed by my close circle of friends and a loyal team of volunteers and supporters have worked very hard to restore dignity and respect to homeless individuals, seniors, children and people living with HIV.
This book is a celebration of the work I created over 6 years ago and a tribute to all the wonderful people who have supported my work since the beginning and the people we've tried very hard to serve with love and respect.
From the very first Santa Monica Beach outreach and our HIV outreach in Long Beach to the Baskets of Love and Operation Give Hope outreaches, Project KengiKat and Do Something Saturday represent grassroots outreach at its best. They represent what is possible when humanity comes before community creating connection without bureaucracy.
Louis "Kengi" Carr is a Southern California native born and raised in beautiful Santa Monica. This proud ageleno is the author of four books, a Getty Images Contributor, a published writer as well as a guest speaker and community activist/advocate for people living with HIV or AIDS and homeless individuals.He's also the creator of grass roots community based outreaches Project KengiKat, Do Something Saturday & Unplugging HIV. Kengi is what some have called an "old school" photographer because he ONLY believes in basic post production of his work. "I simply want to take great pictures with my camera, not create them in photoshop. What you see is what I snapped. If that means I'm outdated or considered less of a photographer, then so be it " Often called a "photojournalist" or "social justice" style photographer, Kengi uses his photography to bring new awareness and understanding for social issues gripping Los Angeles as well as the nation.