Special Brooklyn & Boyle Holiday Edition 2015
But back to our internalized external legacy from the hilltop known as Tepeyac, the upcoming December issue of Brooklyn & Boyle features a striking photograph of beloved East LA artist Ofelia Esparza standing in front of the statue of La Lupita that once stood vigil over the parking lot at the former Self Help Graphics location on Brooklyn Ave. (now Avenida Cesar E. Chavez) and Gage. The photo is by legendary photographer Oscar Castillo. It's ironic, because Castillo is the first Chicano photographer in history to have been given a one-man show in Tijuana as part of the Entijuanarte festival. Inaugurated over a year ago, the outdoor photographic exhibition, curated by Gregorio Luke, remains as a semi-permanent tribute to the Mexican American community in Los Angeles, and Tijuana is where writer Yépez made much of his stellar career.