'Blaxicans' photos explore Angelenos straddling two worlds

Story highlights

  • The "Duality: Blaxicans of L.A." photo exhibit ends Saturday
  • It chronicles the mingling of African-American and Latino people in Los Angeles
  • The exhibit has drawn record numbers to the small gallery where it's showing

Los Angeles (CNN)As the biggest names in entertainment converged Sunday on the Oscars red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, about 10 miles to the east, artists, academics and community leaders gathered in Los Angeles' historically Chicano community for a different sort of cultural event.

"Duality: Blaxicans of L.A." is a photo exhibit that explores multiracial identity among the city's two largest minority groups. The show is a Humans of New York-esque portrait series of Angelenos of African and Latino backgrounds accompanied by captions detailing family history, experiences with colorism and self-identity.
The exhibit grew from an Instagram account of the same name started by Walter Thompson-Hernandez, who has a Mexican mother and