Hello! Our annual photo sale is here, with 8x10 prints by Roberto Bear Guerra for $100 (plus $15 shipping and handling) to benefit our labor of love: Fonografia Collective. Signed, exhibition quality, archival pigment ink prints on 8.5x11” Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper. Place your order by December 15th if you'd like to receive it in time for the holidays. Thanks!
We're very happy to have our stories and photos from Los Angeles' Chinatown in this latest WAPOW / 華報, a collaborative community-based service learning project in LA Chinatown that engages a multigenerational team of contributors to produce and distribute a bilingual print quarterly. Issue 5 is focused on the idea of home. You can download the whole magazine here.
Join us at the Bowtie Parcel in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 14th, from 3-6 pm (2780 W Casitas Avenue) for a live tour of the Bowtie, where we will explore some of the historical and present-day uses of this dynamic site.
Bowtie artist Beatriz Cortez will talk about the construction and installation of her site-responsive sculpture, Tzolk’in (currently on view); CA State Parks interpretive specialist Luis Rincon will describe the flora and fauna that pass through the Bowtie; and former Southern Pacific Railroad employee Bob Ramírez will share stories about his time working at the site when it was a bustling train maintenance yard. We will round out the afternoon with a fireside reception. More info available here.
South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie explores the past, present and potential of the Bowtie Parcel. Once one of Southern California’s most important rail yards, this site will soon become the next urban California State Park, joining a patchwork of other river-adjacent green spaces that are shaping the course of LA River revitalization. Through personal interviews with people who have worked, lived and otherwise made their marks at this post-industrial site, Fonografia Collective explores some of LA’s biggest challenges, and speculates about what change at this site might mean for the rest of the city. Written and co-produced by Ruxandra Guidi, edited by Ibby Caputo, music by Luis Guerra.