New York, NY, USA
Salvador Espinoza is a photographer born and raised in New York City. Primarily a documentary photographer and photojournalist he specializes in focusing on social issues by shooting realistic slices of everyday life. His work has won awards from The Queens Council on the Arts as well as The New York City Council and has been published in the New York Times, BBC News, Rolling Stone and Mass Appeal.
2018 - New Work Grant, Queens Council on The Arts, 2016 - New Work Grant, Queens Council on The Arts, 2015 - Hispanic Leadership Award, New York City Council, 2014 - Individual Artist Grant,Queens Council on The Arts
“Q100” was shot by Espinoza during 2016, the bus line that originates in his hometown neighborhood of Long Island City. The Q100, which is operated by the MTA, is the only method of public transportation to and from Riker’s Island.
Beginning its route at Queens Plaza, the 100 runs along 21st Street through the Queensbridge, Ravenswood & Astoria neighborhoods before making its way across the so-called “Bridge of Pain” to the Perry Center on Riker’s Island.