DPI Prof. Joseph Rodríguez's Photos in NYTimes

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Professor Joseph Rodríguez is featured in The New York Times op-ed "The Gangs of L.A." for his photographic documentation of the lives of gang members in Los Angeles, California. His work is lauded as a genuine representation of these lives that takes a sharp turn from the sensationalist portrayal often seen in popular media. From the article written by Rubén Martínez:

Mr. Rodríguez documented the lives of gang members, starting in South Central Los Angeles and eventually arriving in Boyle Heights, a majority Mexican-American district on the East Side, which was in what the Rev. Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest and the founder of the gang intervention organization Homeboy Industries, called the “decade of death.”


Joseph Rodríguez, a photojournalist, is a professor at New York University and the International Center of Photography. Rubén Martínez is a professor of literature and writing at Loyola Marymount University and the author, most recently, of “Desert America: A Journey Across Our Most Divided Landscape.”