Featuring: Jessica Pons
The Los Angeles Times
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.
A first generation American raised in Argentina, Jessica Pons has a deep desire to explore themes surrounding culture, history and identity.
Her bicultural upbringing led her organically into photography, a tool to understanding. She hopes to create images that will inspire people to reflect upon themselves and the complexity of human nature.