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Miradas: Contemporary Mexican Photographers 

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Saturday, Nov. 15, 6:00PM – 9PM
Free and open to the public
ON VIEW
Nov. 15 – Jan. 12, 2014
Thursdays and Fridays 3PM – 7PM
Saturdays and Sundays 1PM – 5PM
FEATURING
Chuy Benitez

Fernando Brito
Alejandro Cartagena
Mauricio Palos, Boreal Collective
Ruth Prieto Arenas 

Mexico is too often represented by American photographers traveling south across the border. In this exhibition, five Mexican photographers reverse that dynamic, focusing their lenses on the complex duality of their experience.

Ruth Prieto Arenas opens a window into the lives of Mexican immigrant women in New York City, where they are masters of their own world, where they control their time and their choices, where they have a safe haven. Chuy Benitez’s panoramic photographs capture Houston’s vibrant Mexican-American community at a moment of explosive growth. Fernando Brito’s images of bodies dumped in the Sinaloa countryside by drug cartels bring home the tragedy created by the United States’ insatiable drug consumption. Alejandro Cartagena has spent much of the last decade examining the Mexico-US relationship along the border in various documentary photo series, including Suburbia MexicanaBetween Borders and The Car Poolers. Mauricio Palos’ photos, from spring break in Cancun to Detroit’s bleak streets, brilliantly highlight the historic contradictions between our two countries. In the this exhibition, the gaze is not at a Mexico defined by the US, but at Mexicans exploring and defining themselves as they navigate the Mexican and Mexican-American experience today. 

 

Photos Top © Alejandro Cartagena | Ejido División del Norte, Reynosa Tamaulipas, 2009.
Bottom left © Fernando Brito | Culiacán, Mexico, June 2011 | An unidentified body on the banks of the Humaya River in Colonia Las Cucas. It was later confirmed that the body had at least two gunshot wounds to the head.

Right © Ruth Prieto Arenas | Delia Guzmán (19) painted her room blue. “It was my favorite color some time ago, now I want to paint it pink.” South Bronx, February, 2012.

DIRECTIONS
Subway 2 5 train to 3rd Avenue-149th Street
Bus BX6, BX15, BX19, BX21, BX41
Car 24-hour parking available directly next door to BDC

614 Courtlandt Avenue (@ 151st St.) Bronx, NY 10451

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