east los angeles

‘Mujeres Revolucionarias/ Revolutionary Women’
photo by: Chris Barberena (me)

I have truly understood that I am supposed to be sharing my photographs with the world. It is something that has taken me about seven years to understand.

These are modern womyn depicting strength and resilience. Paying homage to their hermanas before them, who help set the revolutionary path that they now continue to build. follow me on instagram @thankschris


from the series East L.A. Portraits, 1978-80

John Valadez


from the East Los Angeles Urban Portrait Portfolio, ca. 1978

John Valadez