Rolling Through Life shares the portraits and stories of seniors who express themselves physically, creatively, and competitively through the art of Artistic Roller Skating.
The sport was a booming pastime in the 1970s, however, 90% of US roller rinks have since closed down. This group, ages 65 years and older, are among the few characters that play a major role in keeping the sport alive.
Jessica Pons is an Argentinean-American photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Growing up navigating this dichotomy has sparked her eternal curiosity for cultural and historical themes as well as explorations of identity through various forms of storytelling. Her work is largely inspired from her years spent working in both photojournalism and documentary film.
Rolling Through Life
Featuring: Jessica PonsView Location Details Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles,
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