Jul 11, 2019 | 7 - 9pm
Jul 11 - Jul 21, 2019
Tomas Ayuso | Johis Alarcón | Andres Cardona | Citlali Fabian | Fabiola Ferrero | Chris Gregory
Yael Martinez | Tonatiuh Cabello Morán | Fred Ramos | Luis Soto
The Bronx Documentary Center’s (BDC) 2nd Annual Latin American Foto Festival brings award-winning photographers from throughout the Caribbean and Latin America to exhibit their photographs, create installations and hold workshops and panel discussions.
Nearly all the photographers involved in this year’s festival live and work in their home countries. They will also be holding workshops, tours, and panel discussions for the BDC’s community, which is home to many thousands of Latino immigrants. Many of these events will be conducted in Spanish.
Two of the photographers in this year’s festival celebrate the role and strength of women throughout Latin America. Citlali Fabian will show her large-format portraits of Mestiza women in Mexico while Johis Alarcón explores the cultural roots of Afro-Ecuadorian communities.
Tonatiuh Cabello Móran, member of Costa Rican collective Colectivo Nómada, photographs intimate and offbeat celebrations of Catholicism throughout Latin America; his photos will be exhibited at Immaculate Conception Church, around the corner from the BDC.
Christopher Gregory documents La Ruta Del Progreso, a decrepit highway started in the 1950s to showcase Puerto Rico’s prosperity and modernization.
Two exhibitions of Venezuelan photography expose the violence, poverty, and political upheaval that have driven an estimated three million to flee their homeland in the largest mass migration in recent Latin American history.
Another focus of this year’s festival will be Mexican and Central American photographers who explore the link between violence and migration. Fred Ramos of El Salvador and Luis Soto of Guatemala will exhibit long-term projects on this theme. Yael Martinez of Mexico and Andres Cardona of Colombia—who have both lost family members to death squads—explore the personal costs, much of it state-sponsored, to decades of violence.
JULY 11-21, 2019
Curated by Michael Kamber and Cynthia Rivera.
Cecilia, 2018. © Citlali Fabian © Chris Gregory
LaAmFF in the Media
At a Latin American Photo Festival, Poetic and Political Imagery | The New York Times | JUL 10, 2019
Latin American Foto Festival Shows Another Side to Latin America Through Photography | Remezcla | JUL 14, 2019
Award-winning Latin American Photography in pictures | The Guardian | JUL 11, 2019
Overlooked Stories From Latin American Photographers | The New York Times | JUL 9, 2018
Purchase the exhibition poster here.
The Latin American Foto Festival is made possible by Open Society Foundations, BronxCare Health System, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, and in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The outdoor exhibits were printed by United Photo Industries
MAIN PHOTO: © Chris Gregory