Rolling Through Life

Featuring: Jessica Pons

Presented By

The Los Angeles Times

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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.

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