Photographed entirely in NYC’s famed El Barrio, Spanish Harlem
from 1985-1990 this marks the first time Joseph Rodriguez has
exhibited these works in his beloved community. With this deeply
moving series of photographs he forces us to remember a time
before today's newfound gentrification, a time before cafes and
artistic bohemia, a time where poverty, high crime, drugs and a
fledgling AIDS crisis held a community hostage.
Rodriguez who beautifully captures the humanity, joy and love of
his subjects by embedding himself intimately within many families'
lives and the community affords us an honest testimony of what it
was like for those who lived through such perilous times.
Curated by Carlos Mare
The opening of the exhibition will be September 24th
from 6-9PM at
Hi-ARTS Gallery space
located at 304 East 100th st. (6 Train to 96th ).
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays 1 - 6PM
The Show will run through November 11th.
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