“"One-shot newsprint publication tells stories of 22 people in the East San Gabriel Valley. It was produced by two journalists (Fonografia Collective) on behalf of the LA County Regional Planning Dept. and 10,000 copies will be distributed for free around the SGV. I'm in it."
We are finishing up our collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, called “A People’s Map.” For the past year, we’ve explored the rich heritage and identity of the East San Gabriel Valley region, collecting unique, hidden, untold, and forgotten histories and stories about the region.
Soon, a newspaper featuring the many personal stories we found will be available throughout the East San Gabriel Valley, in three languages.
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.