El Barrio in the '80s

El Barrio in the '80s

When Brooklyn-raised photographer Joseph Rodriguez first debuted his body of work shot in Spanish Harlem in the 1980's, it truly captured the spirit of the neighborhood. During this era, El Barrio was confronted with some of the city’s most endemic problems including crime, drugs, AIDS, and chronic unemployment. Despite this grim prognosis, the neighborhood still maintained a vibrant community and sense of pride. Now, three decades later, his new book, "Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the '80s," ...

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