Louis "Kengi" Carr

Hollywood, California

Louis "Kengi" Carr is a Southern California native born and raised in beautiful Santa Monica. This proud Angeleno is the author of 5 books, a contributor with Getty Images, 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 organization Project KengiKat (Do Something Saturday | Unplugging HIV)

His first book, 29 Months, seen but not heard, chronicle his life through homelessness & becoming diagnosed with HIV. Others include documenting the Occupy LA encampment at City Hall, his community work and his use of art to support people living with HIV

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. Although often seen on the red carpets, Kengi prefers the real life and grit of street photography.

Books by Louis "Kengi" Carr