As fromTheBronx continues to grow, we've begun to take a closer look back at the tumultuous past of our borough in an effort to raise awareness and understanding of our current place in the
world. In order to truly be proud of our hometown, we need to have a firm grasp on its history and no other Bronxite has captured the latter years of the 20th century quite like Ricky
Flores! Starting this week, fromTheBronx, proudly offers the world an opportunity to experience The South Boogie through the eyes of this Bronx born photog.
Ricky Flores, of Puerto Rican descent, was born in New York City and raised on the streets of the South Bronx. In 1980, with the small inheritance he received after the death of his father
he bought a 35mm camera in his senior year in high school. It started a journey of self-discovery and the documentation of life on the streets in the South Bronx and the Puerto Rican
community living there as seen through his eyes.