For Puerto Rican New Yorkers, El Barrio has been both haven and touchstone, a community that has welcomed and inspired generations. No matter where you lived in New York, sooner or later all roads led to 116th Street and Lexington Avenue, the commercial and cultural heart of East Harlem.
„Zwei Frauen auf der Straße im Gespräch. Die Ältere schiebt den Kinderwagen, die Jüngere sagt: Ich sitze immer nur rum, auf jedem Bild. Ich weiß gar nicht, ob ich jemals gekrabbelt bin, ich kann mir das gar nicht vorstellen.“ Zu lesen im Zentrum von „Zwei Frauen“, eines Bildes von Ulrike Nattermüller aus dem Jahre 1994. Was ist es, was an dem Werk herausfordert? Auf was sollte man sich konzentrieren?
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).
Miron Zownir (64) fragt nicht um Erlaubnis, er drückt einfach ab. „Mein erster Ansatz
ist immer, ein Foto zu machen, bevor jemand auf mich aufmerksam wird.“ Betrunkene
im Dreck. Nackte. Obdachlose – das sind seine Motive.
She roamed the streets of New York, camera in hand, finding opportunity at every corner.
Akt Now: Gregory Bojorquez
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.
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.