The last thing anyone would expect to see in Laguna Beach is a shack. The coastline, which was dotted with surf huts and board-and-batten houses in the 1940s, has long given way to million-dollar mansions and “second homes” that spoiled, towheaded children get to trash with keggers. Yet, according to the United Nations, up to 1 billion of the world’s population lives in shacks or shelters in various stages of disrepair and made from the cheapest of salvaged materials. These slums and settlements are unavoidable reminders of poverty and the devastating perils faced by the lowest social classes, and curator Greg Escalante has brought them... More >>>