Visiting my local community college art gallery in East LA and seeing Laura Aguilar's work as a teenager made such an impression on me. I remember feeling in complete awe. Her photos were so graceful and calming, but also overwhelmingly emotional. The use of her body felt like an enormous gesture of love for her community. That openness was so beautiful to me and I love her for creating these photos.
Laura passed away last night at 58. I want to share her images and hope more people get to see her work.