Photographer Interviews

How Joseph Rodríguez Placed a Personal Take on Storm-Torn Puerto Rico in The New York Times

March 7, 2018

By David Walker

A boy playing in an abandoned house in Caño Martín Peña after Hurricane Maria. “My way of working is to give it a closer look, and go slower and deeper, vis-á-vis portraiture,” Rodríguez says.

While news photographers were documenting the damage that Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico in September, Joseph Rodríguez decided to take a more personal look at the human toll. He travelled to the island in October to shoot portraits and conduct interviews, and also document how residents were coping without electricity or enough food, water and shelter. A selection of...

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