Spanish Harlem : El Barrio in the '80s

The always reliable powerHouse Books just announced the release of Joseph Rodriguez“s visual love letter to the daily life in the barrio in the 1980s. “Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the '80s“ will be released this November.
“When Brooklyn-raised photographer Joseph Rodriguez first debuted his body of work shot in Spanish Harlem in the 1980s, it changed the face of documentary photography. Grit, elegy, celebration, pride, lurking cataclysm—all embedded in the portrait of a place and the people. Now, three decades later, Rodriguez and powerHouse Books are revisiting that groundbreaking series: unearthing huge new caches of images, and re-editing and showcasing the body of work in a beautiful, deluxe monograph, reframing the project as one that pushed beyond documentary into the realm of fine art. Over 30 years since the project began, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the 80s finally brings this unparalleled endeavor to fruition.“ (Forty)