Born in Mexico City's Colonia Moctezuma and raised in Boyle
Heights, Jose Rivera has been documenting Chicana/Latino culture since 1997.
His admiration of artists' collectives like ASCO, East Los Streetscapers,
Royal Chicano Air Force, Taller de Grafica Popular and Die Brucke, inspired
him to start the photographers' collective Caja Negra in 1999. Caja Negra
Collective strives towards creating art that sparks dialogue, promotes social
change and preserves Latina/Chicano culture and history.