Latin America Foto Festival – Gender
Date: July 7, 2023
6TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN FOTO FESTIVALINDOOR + OUTDOOR EXHIBITION – GENDER
6TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN FOTO FESTIVALINDOOR + OUTDOOR EXHIBITION – July 13 – 30, 2023
Artists featured include:Audrey Cordova | Federico Ríos Escobar | Natalia Favre | Zahara Gómez | Nicole Kramm | Cuerpas Reales, Hinchas Reales | Sonia Madrigal | Mayra Martell | Project MiRA | Musuk Nolte | Nuevayorkinos | Fernanda Pineda | Ángela Ponce | María Jesús Folil Pueller | Greta Rico
The Festival will include works from Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela–photographs representing long-term projects on missing persons; femicides; indigenous people’s rights; trans rights; youth exodus; Venezuela through young girls’ eyes; women soccer fans, and Latino and Caribbean contributions to Hip Hop culture. The Latin American Foto Festival is curated by Cynthia Rivera and Michael Kamber. Spanish translations by Maria de la Paz Galindo. Outdoor exhibitions printed by Photoville.
BEING – Fernanda PinedaColombia Catatumbo is one of the areas with the greatest presence of armed groups in Colombia, where drug trafficking and social exclusion have been major issues. Alejandra Mandón is the first trans woman in Catatumbo, who decided to transition in the middle of the pandemic. Months later, new armed groups appear in the area, breaking the sense of security they had achieved. Alejandra continues her studies and graduates as a teacher, but her fear of the dynamics of the town grows.
SAYA – María Jesús PuellerBolivia
Saya is a percussive form of Afro-Bolivian music and dance that originated in the Yungas jungles of Bolivia. According to the photographer María Jesús Pueller, this music “contains the best-kept secrets of Afro-Bolivian communities–their arrival from Africa, their passage through America, their suffering turned into percussion and their pain transformed into songs to the rhythm of the kuancha and the cedar drum.”
ASHANINKAS – Musuk NoltePerú
The majority of the Ashaninka inhabit the higher sections of the rainforest of Peru, with smaller numbers living in Brazil as well. Their story is a tale of constant struggle to defend their territory and their way of life. The people, landscapes and scenes documented by this project tell stories of adversity, courage, wisdom and healing.Their experiences underscore the inseparable relationship between oral memory, history, territory, health and the power of indigenous populations.
THE THIRD FEMINIST WAVE IN CHILE – Nicole Kramm CaifalChile
Feminist demonstrations in Chile in the last 5 years came to be known as “the third feminist wave” or the “Chilean feminist revolt”, as they demanded the end of machismo and gender inequality. The international movements “Ni una menos” and “Me Too” also reached Chile and with increasing revelations about gender violence in their country, millions of Chilean women mobilized, demanding greater equality; an end to violence against women; judicial justice for the victims of violence; free and safe abortion; and a range of other social and economic rights.
GROUP SHOW AT BDC ANNEX – MISSING PERSONS & FEMICIDES
THE ACT OF MISSING – Mayra MartellMexico
The Act of Missing is a project by Mexican photographer Mayra Martell looking at the disappearance of women and femicide in Ciudad Juarez in the period from 2005 to 2022. It depicts a panorama of terror and violence, ranging from the femicides themselves to the attempts to reconstruct the missing victims’ identities through a variety of methods.
Exhibitions on view at:Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtland Ave, NY Bronx 10451 BDC Annex, 364 E 151st St, Bronx, NY 10455 And outdoor locations throughout the South Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood.
Individual photos can be increased in size by computer.