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 If that means I'm outdated or considered less of a photographer, then so be it "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. He can also hold his own on any red carpet.