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The Guardian: Spanish Harlem in the 1980s – in pictures

Growing up in New York, photographer Joseph Rodriguez would take the subway from Brooklyn to east Harlem, where his uncle had a sweet shop, to spend time with the local Latino community (Rodriguez is of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan descent). Growing up in New York, photographer Joseph Rodriguez would take the subway from Brooklyn to east Harlem, where his uncle had a sweet shop, to spend time with the local Latino community (Rodriguez is of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan descent).

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Carve Online: “Frame Life” Captures Sexy and Sensational Scenes of Los Angeles

Hailing from East Los Angeles, Gregory Bojorquez (b. 1972) began photographing the cycles of life and death as it unfolded before his very eyes, documenting the glorious and the grim realities as only an insider can. His sensitivity to beauty and strength infuses his photographs with an intense sense of the moment itself, the fleeting nature of existence—here today, gone tomorrow.

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L’oeil de la Photographie – Gregory Bojorquez, Frame Life

Bojorquez grew up in East Los Angeles, where he still lives and works today. His career and what would later become his passion began with him photographing his friends and his neighborhood. Bojorquez’s photographs combine all aspects of the culture and life in his hometown; his motifs are found between the worlds of Hollywood and the streets of Los Angeles. The exhibition Frame Life at Cologne based Galerie Bene Taschen shows works from over the last 20 years. Both his black-and-white and his color photographs were captured using only analog cameras.

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Dazed and Confused Magazine: Photos of Berlin’s freaks and fringe outsiders over 30 years

The underground icon has spent his life giving a platform to those existing on the outside; whether it’s the dangerous, sexual energy of pre-gentrification NYC, or the horrifying plight of Russia’s homeless community, Zownir’s oracular, monochrome stills shift their viewer’s gaze to worlds that go otherwise concealed. It’s a mode that led the late writer Terry Southern to proclaim him the “radical poet of photography”.

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Kölnische Rundschau: Im urbanen Niemandsland

Es schwebt eine große Müdigkeit über der Stadt. Männer, Frauen und Kinder schlafen auf den Sitzgelegenheiten eines Wartesaals der Deutschen Bahn. Ein Bild der Erschöpfung, das Miron Zownir mit seiner Kamera in Berlin einfing. Abgelebt wirkt das Treiben in den Straßen, selbst die schmutzigen Schneereste am Bordstein im Osten der Stadt erzählen von einer trostlosen Realität.