Since 2015, artist Guadalupe Rosales has been building an archive of vernacular photographs and ephemera connected to Latinx culture in Los Angeles. Her projects exist as both archives of physical objects and crowd sourced digital archives, assembled on her widely followed Instagram accounts: Veteranas & Rucas and Map Pointz. Guided by an instinct to create counternarratives, Rosales tells the stories of communities often underrepresented in official archives and public memory.
Guadalupe Rosales: Legends Never Die, A Collective Memory originated at Aperture Gallery, New York, and extends from a feature in Aperture magazine’s Fall 2018 issue, “Los Angeles.” Support for its presentation at Haverford's Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is provided by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Filmed and edited by Shawn Kornhauser
Music by Jay Purdy