'I am a humanist, people are important to me. The way I take photographs may not be hip, but they are relevant.' (Joseph RODRGUEZ)

About US-american photographer, Joseph RODRIGUEZ (b. 1951)

Joseph RODRIGUEZ is a Documentary photographer who studied photography in the School of Visual Arts and in the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography in New York City. As a documentary photographer for over 25 years, his point of view has been to work slowly when it is possible. The domestic landscape of America has been his interest for the past two decades. Today he continues to work within the social documentary practice, covering the struggles of everyday life. He continues to tell stories that have had an effect on his life so that people can diminish this distance and develop a better understanding." (Joseph RODRIGUEZ)

Photo books by Joseph RODRIGUEZ

  • 'East Side Stories' (2000); 'Juvenile' (2004); 'Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City' (2006); 'Still Here. Stories After Katrina' (2008); 'A Humanist Gaze' (2013); 'Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the '80s' (2017); 'Taxi: Journey Through My Windows' (2020)

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The volume 'A Humanist Gaze' by Joseph RODRGUEZ intimately documents the life of people who live at the fringes of society: families who live on the wrong side of the law, prostitutes in Mexico, jail inmates in Zambia and pentecostal pilgrims in Romania.
20,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg
In his 'The Americans List II' Jason ESKENAZI collected answers by photographers visiting the 'Looking In' exhibition about 'The Americans' by Robert FRANK, choosing their favorite image and why. The book could to become a classic in photography education
98,00 € * Weight 0.2 kg
Exhibitions (a selection)

  • 1986: 'East Harlem: A Community Facing and Uncertain Future', Networks Gallery, School of Art And Design, Chicago, Illinois;
    1987: 'El Dia de Los Muertos: Rural Traditions of the Day of the Dead', Mexican Museum, San Francisco, California and Fort Worth Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 'East Harlem', An Audio/Visual Presentation, Festival Off, Arles, France;
    1988: 'Journey Through My Windows', Fotograficentrum, Gothenburg, Sweden; 'El Barrio', International Center of Photography (ICP), New York;
    1989: 'East Harlem', Images Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio;
    1990: Fotograficentrum, Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden;
    1991: 'East Harlem', Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 'The Kurds: The Forbidden People', Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden;
    1992: 'The Kurds: The Forbidden People', Bibliotek, Uppsala, Sweden;
    1993: 'Romania's Institutions', New York University Tisch School of the Arts, New York as well as at  Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; 'Visual Relief', Tartt Gallery, Washington, D.C.;
    1994: 'Revir (Territory), Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden;
    1995: Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography; Exhibition Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico; 'We Look and See', University Art Museum, Berkeley, California; 'The East Side Story: L.A. Gangs', International Center of Photography (ICP), New York; The Art Directors Club, 74th National /9th International Annual Exhibition, New York;
    1996: 'Gangs in Los Angeles', Subway Exhibition, Foto Septiembre, Mexico as well as at Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico City;
    1997: 'The Chain', Noorderlicht Gallery, Netherlands;
    1998: 'Respekt', Stockholm Stadsmuseum, Sweden; 'A Summer Wedding', Leica Gallery, New York;
    1999: 'Spanish Harlem/East Los Angeles', Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Florida Biennial; Torino, Italy; 'Under/Exposed', Subway Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden;
    2000: 'East Side Stories Gang Life in East LA', Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; 'Moving Walls: Youthful Offenders in Silicon Valley', Open Society Institute, New York; 'Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum', El Paso Museum of Art, Texas; 'The Way Home: Ending Homelessness in America', Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.;
    2001: 'Barrio in NYC and Gang Life in East LA', Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland; 'Juvenile', Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York;
    2003: 'Imagenes Havana', Fototeca, Havana, Cuba; 'Beggars and Choosers', Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, Alabama;
    2005: 'Juvenile Justice', Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden;
    2006: 'Engulfed by Katrina: Photographs Before and After the Storm', New York Universit, Tisch School of the Arts, New York;
    2007: 'Engulfed by Katrina: Photographs Before and After the Storm', African American Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
    2008: 'Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City', Drkrm.Gallery, Los Angeles, CA;
    2010: 'Visual Citizenship', Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, New York; 'Bodies in Question', New York Photo Festival 10, Brooklyn, New York; 'Festival Reportage, Pictures, Words and Stories', Atri Photography Festival, Italy; 'Cultural Memory Matters', 601Artspace Gallery, New York;
    2011: 'Mi Vida Loca', Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK;
    2012: 'Portraits from Another America', Taller Boricua Gallery, New York; 'Homegrown', Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, University of La Verne, California;
    2013: 'A Humanist Gaze', Hardhitta Gallery, Cologne, Germany;