A photobook visualizing, through twelve of the most talented photographic voices working internationally, the U.S. Latino experience today.
SPAIN arts & culture is pleased to present a national traveling exhibition and book, LATINO/US Cotidiano. Literally meaning “everyday life,” Cotidiano is a dynamic look at the rapidly changing nature of the Latino experience in America. Join curator Claudi Carreras, photographer Ricardo Cases and Guillermo Corral, head of the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, for a panel discussion on the project, moderated by Idurre Alonso, curator of the Museum of Latin American Art.
The Hispanic population in the U.S. has reached the 50 million mark, making the Latino community the largest minority in the country for the first time. One out of every six Americans is now of Hispanic origin, an impressive social transformation with enormous political, economic, and cultural consequences. Outdated stereotypes, racial profiles, and past cultural archetypes no longer accurately reflect a nation enriched by a growing and diverse population. But what does it look like today?
To better understand this culturally shifting phenomenon, SPAIN arts & culture commissioned Claudi Carreras, one of the foremost experts on IberoAmerican Latino photography, to research and gather the strongest photographic voices working today on issues of Latino identity. According to Carreras,
although many artists work on Latino issues, we wanted to focus on artists that challenge the identity of the Latino community in the States.
For LATINO/US Cotidiano, Carreras selected established and emerging photographers of Latino descent who embrace the theme and also excel at their craft. The exhibition and photobook includes noted artists Carlos Alvárez Montero, Sol Aramendi, Katrina Marcelle d'Autremont, Calé, Ricardo Cases, Livia Corona, Héctor Mata, Karen Miranda, Dulce Pinzón, Susana Raab, Stefan Ruiz, and Gihan Tubbeh.
Panel discussion and book presentation. Admission is free; RSVP. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
- Visual arts
- Los Angeles
- Apr 7, 2013
- 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
MOLAA, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802View on Google Maps
Organized by SPAIN arts & culture in partnership with the Museum Of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles and the Spain-USA Foundation. Photobook published by Editorial RM (Spain). Photo by Hector Mata.