Tony Gleaton’s La Tercera Raíz: Africa's Legacy in Latin America features images of present-day Africans, many of whom were slaves brought to ‘New Spain’ between the 16th and 18th centuries. The result of Gleaton’s extensive walking, biking, driving and exploring North, Central, and South America are carefully composed and masterfully printed black and white images, which tackle complexities that arise in attempts to define race, ethnicity, and culture. The photographs evoke questions of the social construction of race, and how a minority community is able to significantly alter mainstream culture. Africa’s Legacy has been exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service throughout the U.S., and in Mexico and Cuba by the Mexican National Council for Culture and the Arts. RayKo will host its first West Coast showing through April 5, 2007.