Respekt (Exhibition)

double portrait of a couple in east los angeles by photographer joseph rodriguez


August 5, 2016 

Drinks will be served.
No RSVP required.

After the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, photographer Joseph Rodriguez started documenting gang life and youth culture in Los Angeles during what would turn out to be one of the most violent periods in LA history. His book EAST SIDE STORIES focused on boys and men in Latino gang culture. In a parallel book project, RESPEKT, Rodriguez and writer Carmilla Floyd instead followed girls who were trying to break the cycle of violence in their families. Over a period of 20 years Rodriguez and Floyd have kept going back to LA, attending weddings and funerals, visiting prisons and celebrating birthdays, trying to understand why some survive and others do not. 

They are now working on a follow-up to be published in 2017.