Joseph Rodriguez is a documentary photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, whose work has appeared in exhibitions and galleries throughout the world. He 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. Rodriguez teaches at New York University, the International Center of Photography, New York and has also taught at universities in Mexico and Europe, including Scandinavia. He has won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 1993 photographing gang families in East Los Angeles. He is the author of “Spanish Harlem,” part of the “American Scene” series, by the National Museum of American Art/ D.A.P., as well as “East Side Stories: Gang Life in East Los Angeles,” “Juvenile, Flesh Life Sex in Mexico City” and “Still Here: Stories After Katrina,” Powerhouse Books, as well as “Spanish Harlem El Barrio in the 80s,” Powerhouse Books.