Latin American Foto Festival 2024 being held July 11-28 across NYC

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.

The Latin American Foto Festival is curated by Cynthia Rivera and Michael Kamber. 

Latin American Photography Festival Exhibitions

Exhibitions, all free, are on view at the following locations:

MELROSE, BRONX:

• Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451

• Bronx Documentary Center (Back patio fence), 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451

• BDC Annex, 364 E. 151st St, Bronx, NY 10455

• 151st St Community Garden, 360 E. 151st St, Bronx, NY 10455

• Immaculate Conception School (Church Fence), E. 150th x Melrose Ave, Bronx, NY 10455

• Immaculate Conception School (front of school), 378 E. 151st St, Bronx, NY 10455

• Melrose Playground Parking lot (next to BDC) 616 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451

JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS:

• Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St, Queens, NY 11373

LOISAIDA, MANHATTAN:

• La Sala de Pepe, 73 Loisaida Ave, New York, NY 10009

• Piragua Art Space, 367 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

• 9th Street Community Garden, 703 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

LOS SURES, BROOKLYN:

• Toñita’s Caribbean Social Club, 244 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Virtual map of the festival: shorturl.at/bcX03

More information on bronxdoc.org.

View the exhibition map for more detail.

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