Posted on March 28, 2013 by admin
‘A Humanist Gaze’ is the very first European retrospective by Joseph Rodriguez held until the 6th of April at The Hardhitta Gallery, Cologne. Joseph Rodriguez is a documentary photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. 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. From prostitutes in Mexico, to jailbirds in Zambia, to pilgrims in Romania, he always present genuine extracts from his life with a poetic realism and sincere eye.
“The camera saved my life. Photography became my addiction and replaced the other one”, says Joseph Rodriguez, who was released from jail in 1960s Brooklyn for the second time at just 20 years of age. The people he photographed weren’t strangers to him.
The Hardhitta Gallery was founded in 2010 by Bene Taschen, ‘A Humanist Gaze’ is their fourth exhibition.