“Mi Gente” – Spanish Harlem in the 80’s by Photographer by Joseph Rodriguez

By - Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Last week the Hi Arts Gallery in New York City opened a fantastic new show by Photographer Joseph Rodriguez. “Mi Gente” explores the community of Spanish Harlem in the 1980s. As New York’s oldest barrio, Spanish Harlem has experienced the same ups and downs as the city its self. In the 1980s the situation was bleak for many residents, who lent themselves to the beautiful portraits and photographs taken by Rodriguez.

“In a now distant landscape littered with abandoned buildings, ominous alleyways, and plagues of addiction, the residents of Spanish Harlem persevered with flamboyant style and gritty self reliance,” says Joseph Rodriguez. “I’m excited to be working with Carlos Mare and Hi-ARTS to showcase these images and part of NYC history.”

Curated by Carlos Mare, Hi Arts Gallery consistently hosts stunning shows and artists, and this one is not to be missed. The show will run through November 11th and is available for viewing Wednesday – Saturday. Check out their website for more information.


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