Ma Vida Loca traces the influence of gangs in Los Angeles’ Mexican population.
The division into two collections is key to the exhibition’s power.
The earliest collection of photographs, East Side Stories, came from the photographer’s exploration of East LA from 1992 onwards.
Guns, money and tattoos are everywhere. Many of the pictures show young gang members, full of threatening swagger.
“The photo agency asked for more violence in my pictures,” we are told.