|EN FOCO | Photographers|
© Ricky Flores, Carlos and Boogie,
Ser Puertorriqueño series, 1982.
© Ricky Flores,
Ser Puertorriqueño series, 1984.
© Ricky Flores African-American protesters take to the streets in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn after the acquittal of Keith Mondello on the charge of manslaughter in the death of Yusef Hawkins on May 19, 1990. Protesters were met by jeers and curses from a mostly Italian community during the demonstration.
Born: 1961, New York, NY
Resides: Cortlandt Manor, NY
En Foco at Venice Arts, Venice, CA 2013
En Foco at The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco, CA 2013
En Foco at Aljira, Newark, NJ 2012
En Foco at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC 2012
En Foco at Light Work, Syracuse, NY 2011
Pregones Theatre Gallery, Bronx, NY 2009
En Foco at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY 2000, 1996
En Foco at Olean Public Library, Olean, NY 1994
The En Foco Gallery, Bronx, NY 1991
Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY
Jamaica Art Center, Queens, NY
BFA, Empire State College / SUNY, New York, NY
Ricky Flores, a Bronx-born self-taught photographer, depicts lifestyles of Latino culture from within, documenting family and neighborhood people from the Bronx. Flores studied at Empire State college, New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. As a freelance photographer specializing in documentary and social commentary photography, Flores' work has been published in several newspaper and magazine, such as the New York Times, the Village Voice, the New York Post, Arte Magazine, Arts and Artist and Belchite-South Bronx.Flores has also exhibited at the En Foco, Gallery, the Bronx Museum and Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, New York City; the Jamaica Art Center, Queens, New York; as well as a group show that traveled to the Soviet Union. He presently works with The Journal News.
"Flores' work conveys a feeling that he is responding as an individual from within the community and is truly interested in his subjects. Absent here is a sense of coldness and voyeurism which so often characterizes 'street photography.'
Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Curator