Wara Vargas, Bolivia
Latin American Foto Festival 2024
Jul 11-28, 2024
Bronx Documentary Center
New York, USA

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) holds its annual Latin American Foto Festival (LAFF) from July 11-28, 2024, featuring large-scale photographs by both emerging and established, award-winning photographers. Their work will be displayed throughout the South Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood. This year marks the 7th anniversary of LAFF, and the Festival will be expanding to five new locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

The festival features photography from Bolivia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, and Brazil, showcasing long-term projects on topics such as Bolivian women in traditional skirts (“cholas”), environmental and social damage in the Amazon, single mothers and girls in Havana, a centuries-old ritual dance in Guatemala, a ballet school open to all girls in Peru, the impact of US immigration policy on migrants in Mexico, the community of Tlacotalpan, Mexico, and its river, basketball culture in Oaxaca indigenous communities, the hip hop movement in Peru, a photo program for children in Guatemala, and archival images of Toñita’s, a Caribbean social club in Brooklyn. The BDC will also host in-person workshops, tours, panel discussions, and other community events as part of the festival.

Artists featured include:
Lalo de Almeida, Brazil, Manuel Almenares, Cuba, Lisandra Alvarez, Cuba, Santiago Billy, Guatemala, Alejandro Cegarra, Mexico, Fotokids, Guatemala, Magda Gibelli, Peru, Alí Marín, Mexico, Jorge Santiago, Mexico, Wara Vargas, Bolivia, Victor Zea, Peru

Curated by Cynthia Rivera and Michael Kamber

Latin American Foto Festival 2024
Jul 11-28, 2024
Bronx Documentary Center
New York, USA

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