Currently on view at DRKRM Gallery in Los Angeles is a solo show of work by prolific New York documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez. The exhibition, entitled Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City, features photos from Rodriguez’s eponymous book, marking first time the photographs have been exhibited in Los Angeles. Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City chronicles the lives of sex workers of every gender and sexual affiliation, through a striking series of 25 black and white photographs, and confronts the contradictions of the world’s oldest profession in a country where extramarital sex is both wily rampant and considered a mortal sin; where desires of the flesh and religious dogma are equally revered.
Joseph Rodriguez is a documentary photographer of over 20 years, with degrees from the International Center of Photography, New York; New York City Technical College; and School of Visual Arts, New York. He is represented by Bill Charles, New York. Rodriguez’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the African American Museum, Philadelphia; NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York; Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden; and Fototeca, Havana, Cuba.
Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City is on view from February 14 – March 15, 2009.