With the release of a book and accompanying exhibition showcasing Rodríguez’s LAPD 1994 work, the photojournalist reflects on growing up in New York, its effect on his practice and his approach to documenting the notorious Los Angeles Police Department thousands of miles away.
Lauren Lee White
Los Angeles-based Lauren Lee White is a journalist and an adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Los Angeles, California. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, VICE, The Appeal, the Christian Science Monitor, and others. In 2018, she was awarded a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to report on sexual misconduct at the Los Angeles County women’s jail, and won an award from the Los Angeles Press Club for that work. White was a John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Reporting Fellow at the Center on Media, Crime and Justice in 2016 and a Fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy in 2015. Previously, she worked as a documentary filmmaker in New York City, where she made award-winning short films and was an instructor with the Tribeca Film Institute, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Downtown Community Television Center, and Artistic Noise. She held artists’ residencies in Paris and Marnay-sur-Seine, France, and Belfast, Northern Ireland.