Dulce Pinzon and John Rafman

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 1, 2013 – Photographers Dulce Pinzón (Mexico) and Jon Rafman (Canada) showcase their work to the public of Los Angeles on bus benches in Council District 14. Twenty installations will be placed on bus benches throughout Downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights on Friday, July 5, 2013. This unique and unconventional exhibition aims to reach out to people on the streets of Los Angeles, and replace advertisements with an art series that is relevant to the site and demographic of the audience. Art has the power to inspire, enhance, and transform cities and their citizens. Art frames a point of view, and the program ‘Why don’t we do it in the road?’ is designed to stop you for a moment on your daily route. This is put in place with the support of Councilmember Jose Huizar and Planning Director Tanner Blackman. Martin Outdoor Media installs and maintains over 5,000 bus benches throughout the city, and is sponsoring this programming.


Dulce Pinzón’s (Mexico) series entitled ‘Superheros’ looks at the lives and labor jobs he
ld by many migrant workers in our society, specifically of Mexican heritage, and creates an original portrait series that gives political commentary to their placement in our community.

Jon Rafman (Canada) captures images from the streets via Google maps ‘Street View’ feature that are both fascinating and disturbing images that are unbiased reflections of our world. The world captured by Google appears to be more truthful and more transparent because of the weight accorded to external reality, the perception of a neutral, unbiased recording, and even the vastness of the project.