Our Latest Collaboration is South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie by Bear Guerra

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South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie is a multi-platform storytelling project by Fonografia Collective that will launch in fall 2018.

Los Angeles’s greatest challenges and opportunities are complex and unwieldy issues. The housing crisis, lack of open space, effects of climate change, and forces of urban development can be difficult concepts to speak about and to relate to. Remarkably, an unassuming, seemingly abandoned site along the river in Northeast LA pulls everything into focus. The future of the Bowtie Parcel, once one of Southern California’s most important rail yards, is being debated right now. More on our upcoming project here.

New Opinion Piece: MS-13 Isn’t the Real Enemy by Bear Guerra

"There is nothing new about Trump’s claims: Since before the 2016 election, he has blamed the United States’ supposedly “open borders” for the deaths of innocent Americans. That’s why we must build his border wall, he says, and deport them all. But Trump’s threatening words, with their thinly veiled racism, only draw attention to this administration’s rapid erosion of civil rights. They are meant to instill fear in the public, while advancing a false narrative about immigration and what it means to be American."

Read the rest of this piece over at High Country News.

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We're Having a Photo Sale! by Bear Guerra

Friends: We're selling a few extra framed Haiti images by Bear Guerra from a past show. The frame size is 16x20”, image size ~9”x13", matted with 8-ply antique white mats.

Each image selling for $200 (including packing and shipping within the U.S.) Please contact us if you have questions and if you're interested! Thanks.

Latest Essay, in Mother Jones Magazine by Bear Guerra

We’re not used to seeing the well-to-do as victims of natural catastrophes, as if they and their neighborhoods should be exempt by virtue of their economic power—as if life inside a well-constructed, gated compound guarantees security. But in this era of manmade climate change—as California’s rapid development collides with drought, fires, torrential rains—that illusion no longer holds. These disasters affect everyone eventually. Yet it’s when we try to recover from them that our class differences become starkest.

Read the essay here.

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