Latin American Foto Festival

Latin American Foto Festival


Jul 15 - Aug 1, 2021



Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 6-9PM
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Andrea Hernández Briceño • Venezuela | Carlos Saavedra • Colombia Cristóbal Olivares • Chile | Florence Goupil • Perú | Luis Antonio Rojas • México | Pablo E. Piovano • Argentina + Chile | Rodrigo Abd • Venezuela | Victor Peña • El Salvador | Victoria Razo • México

Wed-Fri 3-7PM
Sat-Sun 1-5PM

Sat, July 17th, 6PM
 Screening + Q&A: Primera with Vee Bravo + 
Cristóbal Olivares, Moderated by Layan Sima
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Fri, July 23rd, 6PM
Violence Against Women in M
éxico | Victoria Razo
614 Courtlandt Ave.
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Sat, July 24th, 6PM
Book Launch | Disruption
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Sun, July 25th, 12-5PM
Community Street Fair
151st St. x Courtlandt Ave
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Sun, July 25th, 12PM
Zine Workshop with Juan Madrid
SOLD OUT - Registration required.
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Fri, July 30th, 3:30PM
(Virtual) BDC Conversations
Andrea Hernández Briceño + Santiago Escobar Jaramillo
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Sat, July 31st, 3:30PM
(Virtual) BDC Conversations
Rodrigo Abd + Santiago Escobar Jaramillo
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Sun, August 1st, 3:30PM
(Virtual) BDC Conversations
Florence Goupil + Santiago Escobar Jaramillo
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The Bronx Documentary Center’s (BDC) 4th Annual Latin American Foto Festival features large-scale photographs throughout the Melrose community by award-winning photographers. Works by artists from Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Perú and El Salvador are displayed from a variety of long-term projects focusing on social issues. As part of the festival, the BDC is holding virtual and in-person workshops, tours, and panel discussions for our online and Bronx community, home to thousands of Latino immigrants.

Two exhibitions of Venezualan photography by Andrea Hernández Briceño and Rodrigo Abd reflect on a reconnection with nature and the strength of Venezuelans amidst the oil industries’ environmental and economic degradation. Victor Peña, a Salvadorian photographer, focuses on the health and political crisis the COVID-19 virus has caused in his home country.


(L-R) © Andrea Hernández Briceño/ Venezuela; Rodrigo Abd / Venezuela


Victoria Razo’s work on survivors shows us the strength and resilience of women. 
Luis Antonio Rojas’ images document the pain and destruction caused by organized crime in Mexico.

(L-R) © Victoria Razo/ Mexico; Luis Antonio Rojas / Mexico


Cristóbal Olivares
 photographs the victims and survivors of eye injuries, the result of police violence in Chile during the recent uprising while Pablo E. Piovano’s work illustrates the violence against the Mapuche people by state businesses such as forestry and mining companies, and the government, on the border of Argentina and Chile.


(L-R): © Cristóbal Olivares / Chile;   Pablo E. Piovano/ Argentina + Chile 

Carlos Saavedra
’s work with students from Soacha, a small city in Colombia, where social cleansing campaigns still take place, will be exhibited in the community garden next to the BDC. Lastly, the French-Peruvian photographer, Florence Goupil photographs the use of traditional plant-based medicine by the Shipibo-Konibo people during the Covid-19 pandemic in Peru.

 (L-R) © Carlos Saavedra; © Florence Goupil



The Latin American Foto Festival 2021
 | New York Latin Culture Magazine | JUL 14, 2021

The Best of Latin American Photojournalism - In Pictures | The Guardian | JUL 15, 2021
4th Annual Latin American Foto Festival | BronxNet Community Television | JUL 20, 2021
Open Tuesday | Bronx Documentary Center: Latin American Foto Festival | BronxNet Community Television | JUL 20, 2021
The Fourth Edition of the Latin American Foto Festival | Blind | JUL 31, 2021


The Latin American Foto Festival is curated by Michael Kamber and Cynthia Rivera.

Spanish translations: Maria De La Paz Galindo

The 4th Annual Latin American Foto Festival is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by City Council member Rafael Salamanca, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Con Edison.

The outdoor exhibits were printed by