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August 06, 2010

Ibarionex Perello

Ibarionex Perello was inspired by a man named Mike Cohen. Mike was a counselor at the Boys Club of Hollywood during the late seventies. Mike loved photography and restored the club's darkroom for the boys to use, then invited photojournalists to come give classes. The darkroom became Ibarionex's second home, and he grew up to become a successful photographer. Years later he tried to track Mike down to thank him for his friendship and support, but his mentor had passed away. Ibarionex talks to Dick about how he decided to honor his mentor and highlight the boy's club, which is still serving kids in the neighborhood.  

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