Past Exhibition

Gregory Bojorquez, Joseph Rodriguez, Miron Zownir – A story to tell – Berlin

17 - 28 September 2014

The group exhibition ‘A Story to Tell’, presented by the Hardhitta Gallery will present photographs by Gregory Bojorquez, Joseph Rodriguez, and Miron Zownir. In a direct manner and in close proximity to people, with the camera lens always focused relentlessly on the situations, their works straightforwardly depict everyday life in different cities—from the west coast of California to New York and Berlin—since the 1970s until today.

Gregory Bojorquez grew up in East Los Angeles and initially photographed his friends and the people in his neighborhood. After gaining the trust of the notorious street gangs, he became the documentarian of this world. In 2011 he happened to witness a killing spree on Sunset Boulevard, which he captured with his analogue camera. Bojorquez grants viewers deep insight into the lives of people at the margins of society. Since LA Weekly became aware of his work, he also photographs public figures in an authentic and close manner.

The work by award-winning New York documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez, who was honored with his first retrospective in Germany last year at Hardhitta Gallery, is also characterized through his intimate and authentic view of minorities within society. This exhibition shows works from his first major project, Spanish Harlem, which was developed in the years between 1985 and 1989 and in 1991 for the cover story of National Geographic. Rodriguez’s award-winning work is regularly published in prestigious magazines such as The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Stern, and National Geographic. Recently, his works were part of the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.

For more than 30 years, Miron Zownir, the “poet of radical photography,” has chronicled the dark side of human existence. In his works, which were created in the late 1970s in Berlin and New York, he focuses on misfits, outlaws, and outsiders of society. Whether it was the sex piers in New York’s West Village or Bahnhof Zoo in Berlin at the time of Christiane F.—Zownir’s images reflect the zeitgeist of those times.

His socially critical work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, such as Darkside I and Darkside II (2008/2009) at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland), together with works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Weegee, and Larry Clark.

The intention behind Bene Taschen’s pop-up Hardhitta Gallery is not to pursue a traditional gallery concept, but to obtain freedom and mobility by “occupying” temporary exhibition spaces. After being located in Berlin (2011), LA (2012/2014), and Cologne (2011/2013/2014), Hardhitta Gallery is now again present in Berlin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dead End Kids, 1999

Silver gelatin archival print
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On the Pay Phone at 7-Eleven, 1996

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Evergreen Brothers (RIP), 1998

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Wolf and Duck, 2000

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Nico’s Market, 2002

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Bogart Rip, 2008

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Cocaine Kools, 2002

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Tony Ward Downtown, 2002

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50 CENT Money Fan, 2005

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Garfield High School Car Show, 1995

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The Freaky 1’s, 1998

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View from Lorena Street Bridge, 1997

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Josie, 1997

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Jardin Mural, 1998

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View of Downtown from the 6th Street Bridge, 2009

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Ramirez Market, 1998

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Summertime, 1999

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Jasper and Star, 1999

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Blaze it, 1998

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Lincoln Heights Park, 2001

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Enorio (RIP) on 5th Street, 1998

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Listo, Chino (Rip), Stomper, 1998

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City Terrace Park, 1997

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Waiting for the Bus on Brooklyn Avenue, 1999

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Lorena Pet Shop, 2002

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Car Show Virgin Suicides, 2002

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Danny Trejo, 2004

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Little Ez, 2005

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Pole Dancer, 2008

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Alejandra in Boots, 2011

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Friday Night Party, 1997

Silver gelatin archival print
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Dodger Field Trip, 1999

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Getting Down / Montebello Inn, 1999

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Wino and Stomper, 1998

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Two Asses, 2003

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Key Shot, 2002

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Riding Shotgun, 2000

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Milton Street, 2009

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The Town I live in, 2002

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El Rey Azteca, 2002

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Birds and Wires, 2002

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Wish You Were Here, 2003

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Fire in Pico, 2001

Silver gelatin archival print
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Yoly‘s Market, 1997

Silver gelatin archival print
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Murder Crime Scene, 1998

Silver gelatin archival print
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No Cruising, 1998

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Snoop, 2001

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