Friday, 19 April 2013


Ricky Flores, the American son of Puerto Rican immigrant parents, was born in New York in 1961. His father, Pastor Flores was a merchant marine and his mother Anna Luisa Flores, a garment worker. Little Ricky spent the first years of his life living in Tremont near Crotona Park, where Expressway # 95 divides the north and south Bronx. He would spend the rest of his childhood in Longwood, the Bronx with his mother. They moved there after the death of his father in 1965.

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 TimesThe 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.  

Los Seis Del Sur
It seems that Mr. Flores is as passionate as ever. He now resides in Cortlandt Manor, New York, with his wife and two sons, is a photographer for The Journal News and is a member of a group of South Bronx photographers. The prolific collective is named Los Seis Del Sur and has had very successful exhibitions at The Bronx Documentary Center. Have the pleasure of viewing art from the heart @ RICKY FLORES PHOTOGRAPHY. Follow him on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

              SEIS DEL SUR
              FROM THE BRONX
Galeria de Los Seis Del Sur

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