Announcement: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes exhibit set for September

( El Peso del Ajetreo, The Weight of the Hustle, Rafael Cardenas )
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Save the Date! Happy to announce that I have another exhibit opening September 8, 2018. It will be at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles.

The show is titled Landscapes and Land Dwellers: Photography of Place by Rafael Cardenas.

In this show, along with my photos of people in the streets, I try turn my camera to the shapes of hills and streets in neighborhoods on the eastside. I focus on some of the mounds of twisty roads in City Terrace, the layers of freeways we traverse, and I frame those imperfect connections where one neighborhood end and another begins.

Landscapes and Land Dwellers is poem pieced together from the fragments of my own treks around these communities. It’s photographic palimpsest of a city pieced together in the same way.

I’ve been working on this show for a while and it kicked my butt.  There will be a lot of new photos in this show and a few from the archive that you have never seen. This exhibit has morphed into something that I’m really proud of and I look forward to sharing with Los Angeles.

Save the Date! September 08, 2018. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes!

In the meantime come see my exhibit at VPAM