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Artist Visit Reynaldo Rivera

As part of a series of new content generated for the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2020 biennial titled a version, Gallery Association Los Angeles (GALA) presents video profiles on the biennial's curators and selected artists.

Having been introduced to a photography as a young migrant worker Reynaldo Rivera has used his camera to build an extensive archive of the largely overlooked '80s and '90s queer Latinx subcultures of Los Angeles. Fascinated by his ability to document these moments on the rolls of his camera Rivera deftly accentuates the relationship between photographer and subject. During this visit, the artist reflects on finding his first subjects and recalls a story from one of his trips to Mexico which influenced the direction of his work.

Filmed by Jose Rojas
Edited by Cal Crawford
Produced by Reza Monahan Studio
Video Courtesy Reynaldo Rivera, Jose Rojas, Perwana Nazif, Melahn Frierson, and Gallery Association Los Angeles (GALA)