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People living on Venice Beach often go by a single name. Take Crown (right), 45. He says he has spent 15 years — one third of his life — without a home, and for five of those years, Crown has lived on the beach, where he fixes bicycles and creates artwork, like the painting shown here. The prospect of leaving the beach makes him fear losing his community. “I’d like to live in a house,” Crown says, “but I don’t want to be by myself.” The bigger problem, though, is that “the rent is too high.”

Lexie Harrison-Cripps


Topics of Focus

Migration, refugees, environment


I'm a photojournalist and documentary photographer, focussing primarily on migration, refugees and environmental issues.  I have worked in Central America, Mexico and Europe to cover a variety of issues and news stories.  I'm published internationally and shoot as a freelance contributor for Press Association and SOPA Images.