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Chance Encounters: The L.A. Project

Wednesday, July 1, 1998 to Friday, July 3, 1998

Douglas McCulloh wandered across the 1,287.75 square miles of urban Los Angeles, randomly photographing life in L.A. Chance Encounters: The LA Project took over six years to complete. Each day Douglas would draw a slip of paper that selected a coordinate on a 5,151 grid map of urban L.A., then drive there and spend all day photographing.

This Virtual Gallery has a selection of photographs from Chance Encounters: The LA Project. Like the project itself, random chance selects a photo, and therefore some may repeat as you click on the “Chance Encounter” button or reload the page. By clicking on the photograph a caption will be displayed.