Ernesto D. Arias is a native Angeleno raised in South Central Los Angeles. On current display, Ernesto boasts his "Ghettos of the World" Project.
The focus of his current feature is dedicated to visiting cities and documenting their ghettos. His own upbringing in South Central heavily influenced his interest in these underprivileged communities that are seldom seen by the outside world or even its own inhabitants. Photography, and in particular, street photography has provided Ernesto with a medium through which he could direct the public’s eye on the everyday candid moments of life in ghettos.