LRG Artist Driven: Los Salvajes In Puerto Rico | Video

By - November 17th, 2011

LRG Artist Driven: Los Salvajes In Puerto Rico | Video

Visit any travel site about vacationing in Puerto Rico and you’ll encounter warnings about La Perla, a small seaside neighborhood in historic Old San Juan. A barrio notorious for its poverty and high crime rate, La Perla is just the kind of setting photojournalist KC Ortiz prefers to examine. He went there to document graffiti artists Vizie, Steel and Omens, of the notorious Masked Society Kings and Villains crews, as they bombed the walls of the crumbling township. Sponsored by LRG, the project culminated in a photo book entitled Los Salvajes (The Wild Ones). Oritz and Noah Banks also shot video footage during their time in Puerto Rico, and the resulting film, part of LRG’s artist driven series, reveals the street artists both at work and play. Set to a rollicking salsa soundtrack, the video’s real star has to be La Perla itself — an impoverished region set against a lush, tropical background, filled with inhabitants who fully embrace music, food and life. Check out the video after the click.

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