“Voces: Framing Narratives” at the Museo del Barrio

Repeating Islands

Voces: Framing Narratives

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center

175 East 104th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Ave)

Admission: Free

El Museo del Barrio New York and the Brooklyn Historical Society are organizing a conversation that explores the history of Puerto Rican communities in 1970s New York through photography from the collection of El Museo del Barrio and oral history archives from the Brooklyn Historical Society.

The stories people choose to tell about their lives and their communities shape how we understand the narrative of an individual, neighborhood, or city. How does the process of documentation shape the stories as they are captured and preserved in film, audio recordings, and other media; how does that documentary legacy shape our view of the past and our understanding of our neighborhoods today?

Explore these questions and more with Roger Cabán (photographer and…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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