"A Possible River" One of 7 Latino-Focused Exhibitions to Check Out by Bear Guerra

New York City’s largest photo festival is coming to Los Angeles. With Photoville now attracting close to 90,000 visitors to its Brooklyn iteration each year, expectations are high as its emblematic photo village – furnished with repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes, and banner installations – lands in Century Park, right at the heart of the sprawling metropolis, from April 26 to April 28 and May 2 to May 5. In line with its ideals of keeping world-class photography accessible, Photoville’s West Coast edition will bring together more than 55 exhibits, talks and workshops, presented by award-winning visual journalists, at no cost to the public.

Read more about Bear’s Photoville exhibit here.

"A Possible River" show at Photoville LA by Bear Guerra

Bear’s “A Possible River” images will be featured in an outdoor exhibit at Photoville LA later this month — from April 26 until May 5. Photoville LA is located at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century Park, 2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067.

“In this project, I am pondering nature in one of the most congested places in the world and exploring the inherent need for the wild in our lives, despite our often unsuccessful efforts to tame it.

This is a meditation on the resiliency of the natural world and of the greater river that might be possible — if we can learn from the mistakes of the not-too-distant past.

A Possible River was published in Emergence Magazine, Summer, 2018.”

Find out more about the exhibit here.

A People's Map Getting Some Attention by Bear Guerra

Our current collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning was featured in the Daily Bulletin and StreetsBlog LA this week.

A People’s Map is exploring the rich heritage and unique identity of this eastern region of Los Angeles through hidden, untold, forgotten histories and local knowledge we’ll be sharing with the public this summer. Stay tuned for more throughout 2019.


New Essay: "The People In Their Labyrinth" by Bear Guerra

“In El Hatillo, a middle-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, there is a three-story building that looks as if it’s falling apart: The cream-colored paint is peeling off the walls and the garden is overgrown, wild, a place breeding critters of all kinds. In a room on the third floor, there is a large collection of supermarket cardboard boxes piled on top of one another.”

Read the rest of the essay (subscription needed) here.