Farah Sosa is a culture photographer from Guatemala, based in Southern California. After learning the fundamentals as a teenage photo-journalist in Guatemala, Sosa’s visual ethnography now explores the contemporary music scene of Los Angeles. Her work is highlighted in her ever-updated photoblog FARAHSTOP, which documents varied musical scenes from cumbia, afro-funk, house, hip-hop, jazz and beyond. FARAHSTOP – the review, rises upon the need of its creator to go beyond speaking through images, and provides a brief story of what has been captured through seeking beauty in the dark.
Although her main focus is the local underground music scene in LA, Farah has also documented performances from global artists such as Talib Kweli, Karsh Kale, Calle 13, Anoushka Shankar, Maceo (De La Soul), Lila Downs, Michael Franti, MIA, Snoop Dogg, and more. Farah is one of the founding members of SUBSUELO a global bass party who has found a home on the Eastside of Los Angeles and since day one has been capturing what has become a congregation for experimental, modern global music enthusiasts. Celebrated by LA Weekly as “the best party in East LA,” Subsuelo only happens once a month, for only a few hours, but outlives itself through the poignant photography of its resident ethonographer, Farah Sosa. Farah’s visual work has expanded to established entertainment and cultural nights along the under and not so underground music scene in Los Angeles making her the elite photographer of choice.
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