Bars, Beer and Americana – Documentary Photographer CJ Lucero

CJ Lucero is a documentary photographer and this past June, you may remember him joining us as the surprise audience guest who sat in during StreetPX Live at Streetfoto. Without preparation or warning, he gave us an amazing, yet brief interview. Today, we bring him back to expand on his background, his work and discuss his amazing projects.

CJ was born in L.A., but not one to remain too long, he later moved to San Diego, joined the Marines, studied Archeology in Portland and now calls San Francisco home.

This one certainly leans toward the world of documentary, as we discuss his travels through middle America, the 1 million acre Winecup Gamble Ranch, visiting bars, meeting locals and capturing the soul of the changing Americana in our current age.

From there, we pivot to his work in Europe, volunteering and documenting refugees in Calais, Northern France. Sharing a gripping story of people with no nation to call home, the power of human curiosity, survival and togetherness over conversation and fantastic foods.

You don’t want to miss this one! Tune in Today!

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