|RICKY FLORES SELF PORTRAIT|
The small inheritance he received from his father helped him to begin his journey of self discovery and mastery of the art of photography. The money gave him the means to buy a 35mm camera and photo accessories. It was 1980, his senior year in high school, and Ricky had found his passion, documenting life in the South Bronx. He became the boricua "Jimmy Olsen", capturing visions of New York City's Puerto Rican community in the 1980's. Immortalizing the people and environment of the South Boogie in troubled times.
Over the years, Flores has compiled an impressive portfolio. His freelance work has been published in The New York Times, The Daily News, The City Sun and The Village Voice. He's a double
winner of the New York Press Publishers Association's Award for Spot News. His work during the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center tragedy garnered him a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize. His permanent installation at I.S. 206 in the Tremont section of the Bronx was commissioned by the School Construction Authority, New York City Board of Education and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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