Luis Angel Aguilar
Rocío Hernández is a 17 year old living in East La/Boyle Heights. As an immigrant child she had to leave her home country and navigate a strange world in the United States. As life in the United States continues she forgets her life in El Salvador, the only comfort is photographs of her when she was a child.
Her interests in photography began at a young age, despite not having a camera or her own phone, she would use her mother’s phone to capture certain attractions. When she finally discovered Las Fotos Project in 2019 she was really happy they provided equipment for their students. Rocío keeps coming back because she has found a community of powerful women that she learns from every semester. Whether it’s photography, school or life , Rocío is grateful for Helen Alonzo for always helping her realize that she can.
Through every semester Rocío learns she loves to capture her friends and family, views wherever she goes, she experiments with B&W . Currently her favorite is product photography “because they do not move a lot”. She hopes to one day be able to travel so she can capture the world: all the beauty and all the ugly.