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Romania reveals the clarity and sensitivity of Joseph Rodriguez’ lens. Best known for “East Side Stories” about L.A. gangs, Rodriguez’ work from Romania brings the same humanistic touch to both the devastation and hope that followed the fall of the Ceausescu Communist regime in Romania. In work never before published, Rodriguez takes us on a journey into villages, through factories, farmland, institutions and homes. His stark, black and white photography draws on a long tradition of humanistic photographers. Romania confirms Rodriguez’ place in that classic tradition. With an afterword by Dr. Ileana Selejan, art historian and Linda Wyatt Gruber Curatorial Fellow in Photography at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College.