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Artist: Rafael Cardenas

RAFAEL CARDENAS (b. 1971, Jalisco, Mexico) is a self-taught photographer who chronicles the personalities and times in which we are living through intimate portraits and street scenes, primarily capturing the gamut of life in East Los Angeles where he grew up. His finds inspiration in local, cultural events that bring the community together. A limited-edition artist book of his photographs titled Mas Aca was published in 2016.