Posted: August 6th, 2010 | Author: David | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: Harrell, Jorge Figueroa, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Steve Magnotta | Comments Off
We met Jorge through Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas. They had a number of his photographs on display and, upon seeing them, we knew we had to get in touch with him. Jorge wound up bringing his work to the open call in Philadelphia. Speaking about his work, Jorge explained, “I document visual moments of humanity, particularly of people whose lives would otherwise be bypassed by art and history. I study people.” The resulting photos are intimate scenes of everyday life made timeless by Jorge’s black and white images.
Photo credit: Steve Magnotta, Intrigue Photography
Posted: July 28th, 2010 | Author: David | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: Ayuda, experiment, Harrell, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Steve Magnotta, Taller Puertorriqueño | 1 Comment »
wednesday morning I met James in Center City around 10. from there we drove deep into North Philadelphia. we were visiting three different community/cultural centers – Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Taller Puertorriqueno. and Ayuda Community Center. upon pulling up to Raices, our first stop, we were greeted by this man. he was giving a guitar lesson outside of the office. Raices offers a number of similar programs – dance lessons, cooking tutorials, and Tertulias, which comprise lectures and discussions on cultural topics and an open mic portion for poetry and music – to members of the community. Read the rest of this entry »