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Elle Perez Captures the 'Ghettopunk' Lifestyle in the Bronx

By: Meghan Young - Published: Sep 22, 2010 • References: student.mica.edu and lifelounge
There's a 'ghettopunk' side of the Bronx that is rarely seen, but resident photographer Elle Perez grew up surrounded by it and has documented the scene since she was 12-years-old. A gritty lifestyle to capture, she follows an underground youth culture into its very core.

There's everything from fun and games to blood and tears. Elle Perez has a behind-the-scenes pass to it all. Elaborating about her work to Beautiful Decay, she says the series is "about the afam/latino punk scene in the Bronx that no-one really knows exists."