Thursday, February 3, 2011

Afro-Latino in Philadelphia


I love photography and sometimes even wish I became a professional photographer (on my spare time). However, there are many other people out there who are good at what they do and know how to tell a story with pictures. One of which I didn't even know was a photographer! Sandra Andino works at Taller Puertorriqueno as the Director of Education. Tomorrow she opens up her own exhibit at her own job entitled: “What it means to be Afro-Latino in Philadelphia: Stories from El Barrio." Some title huh?

This exhibition is a photo-documentary project that will explore the Afro-Latino concept, experience and artistic/cultural expression of Latinos in North Philadelphia based on the creation of a series of portraits of a selected group of participants. The project will represent in photos the presence of Afro-Latinos in Philadelphia and record their experiences and opinions about being Afro-Latinos in the urban Diaspora. The artist will engage in a series of conversations with the participants to dialogue about what it means to be Afro-Latino and how they are represented. Looking forward to the opening reception on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Lorenzo Homar Gallery (in Taller PR).
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