Latin American Foto Festival 2024

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Published on June 06, 2024, 6:17 am
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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 includes photography from Bolivia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, and Brazil, with work representing long-term projects on Bolivian women wearing traditional skirts or “cholas”; environmental and social damage in the Amazon; the worlds of 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; and archival images of Toñitas, a Caribbean social club in Brooklyn. As part of the Festival, the BDC will hold in-person workshops, tours, panel discussions, and other community events.

Exhibitions on view at

  • Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtland Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451;
  • BDC Annex, 364 E. 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10455.

Various indoor and outdoor locations throughout the Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx, Loisaida in Manhattan, Jackson Heights in Queens, and Los Sures in Brooklyn.

View the exhibition map for more detail by visiting here.

On view: July 11 – 28, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Featured Artists

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

BDC Gallery Hours

  • Thursday-Friday, between the hours of 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.;
  • Saturday-Sunday, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Free admission.

The 7th 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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; Con Edison; Open Society Foundations; and The Action Lab..

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. Wheat pasting is being done in collaboration with DYSTURB, in celebration of their 10th anniversary.

Image caption: © Wara Vargas, Bolivia

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Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451

Tel.: 718-993-3512
Email: info@bronxdoc.org

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