Dos Generaciones: Mexico & New York

The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present "Dos Generaciones: Mexico & New York" an exhibition of photographs by parents and children exploring cultural identity. 

The exhibit features photographs by Rosali Arteaga (Age 12) Martha Ponce (Age 33) Natalie Cortes (Age 12) Joel Cortes (Age 30) Eve Valle (Age 13) and Luz Aguirre (Age 35). These three teams of parents and children participated in the Intergenerational Photography workshop that ran as part of Mano a Mano's cultural classes. The main purpose of this program was to bring together the first and second generation of migrant families by using photography as a platform for exchanging points of view, sharing feelings and exploring their cultural identities. 

During the workshops, participants used disposable film cameras, thoughtfully capturing moments in their lives, relationships and environment, and generating a dialogue about the intricacy of life between two different cultures. Rafael Gamo and Susana Arellano designed and led the workshops in 2013. The exhibit presents a glimpse into the joys and complexities of the life of an immigrant family and celebrates the vitality of the Mexican community in New York City. 

This project is curated by Andrea Arroyo and presented in collaboration with Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders. 

Camila SanchezJune 2014