Internationally recognized documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in such publications as American Photo, Black&White, ESPN, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Jane, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Los Angeles Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Esquire, Stern and Der Spiegel. He has received awards and grants from the USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism, the Open Society Institute, Justice Media Fellowship, Katrina Media Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography, Alicia Patterson Fellowship, Fund for Investigative Journalism, Konstnarsnamden Stipendium Swedish Arts Council and New York State Foundation for the Arts. He has been awarded Pictures of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association and the University of Missouri, in 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2002. His latest book Still Here, with PowerHouse Books was published 2008, documents the ongoing expressions of hope, perseverance, and suffering in the still-devastated communities of New Orleans and Texas. Flesh Life Sex in Mexico City encounters a re-sexualized and re-spiritualized country in flux, published by PowerHouse Books (2006). Juvenile, focusing on youthful offenders in Silicon Valley was published by PowerHouse Books (2004). The New Americans recounts the dramatic journeys of seven new immigrant families, published by New Press, New York (2004). East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A., published by PowerHouse Books (1998). Spanish Harlem, a series of penetrating and intimate photographs of "El Barrio," was published by the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (1995) Joseph teaches at New York University, the International Center of Photography, New York and has also taught at universities in Scandinavia, Europe and Mexico.