Often referred to as the strangest town in Alaska, Whittier houses the vast majority of its 200 residents in a single 14 floor building, in which neighbors are known to walk about in their pajamas. The unique and close-knit town is only accessible during the day by a 2.6 mile tunnel running through the adjacent Maynard Mountain. For her series City Under One Roof, photographer Jen Kinney catalogues daily life in the community she calls home.
Having become accustomed to seeing the edited versions of people’s lives on Facebook, Instagram, etc., Yokohama-based photographer Motoyuki Daifu’s photos, glaringly honest to the point of hilarity, of his crowded and messy family home are even more jarring. An exhibition of work from Project Family, subtitled as “The family is a pubis, so I cover it with pretty panties,” opens at Little Big Man Gallery in Los Angeles on July 19.