Joseph Rodriguez is a Brooklyn-born, Puerto Rican New Yorker who is an internationally renowned documentary photographer. His work appears in major media like Newsweek and National Geographic.
Rodriguez was a New York City taxi driver from 1977 to 1985. From 1984 – 1985, he was studying to be a photographer. Rodriguez shot all over New York City, but he spent quality time in El Barrio. His photos bring back memories of another New York City.
Spanish Harlem : El Barrio in the ’80s
Spanish Harlem : El Barrio in the ’80s is his body of work from that time. It launched an international career.
Rodriguez has gone back through his images to produce a new book (powerHouse Books, 2017), and exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center.
November 11 – December 23, 2017
Thursday – Friday: 3 – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 1 – 5 pm
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
(at 151st St)
Melrose, The Bronx
(2) or (5) to 3 Avenue – 149th Street
Museum of the City of New York Book Launch
Rodriguez talks about the experience of photographing the neighborhood with Sean Corcoran, the museum’s Curator of Prints and Photographs.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St
East Harlem, Manhattan
$10 – $15
Proceeds to benefit Union Settlement, one of NYC’s oldest settlement houses.