Anthony Hernandez, a photographer of urban areas, has produced series on the homeless, welfare offices, the neglected Los Angeles River, and abandoned buildings. He attended East Los Angeles College from 1966–67 before joining the army and serving in Vietnam for two years. Upon returning to his native city, he began photographing people on the street in black and white, seriously taking up photography in 1970. He now works in color and various formats, and, since 1980, most of his works are devoid of people although their presence is felt in the derelict buildings and sites he depicts.
Portrait photo courtesy the artist.