Gregory Bojorquez – Press

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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Art News: ‘Tastemakers & Earthshakers’ at Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, California

Today’s show: “Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943 – 2016” is on view at Vincent Price Art Museum in Monterey Park, California through Saturday, February 25. The group exhibition, which includes work by 35 artists, looks at eight decades of youth culture, specifically Chicano and Latino culture, in the L.A. area. The show takes the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots, in which white American servicemen attacked Mexican American youths who wore zoot suits, as its starting point.

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