A Photographic Champion of Latinos

Repeating Islands

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This article on photography by DAVID GONZALEZ appeared in The New York Times. It features the work of photographer Bolívar Arellano. Follow the link below for a slide show of his work for El Diario–La Prensa

This is Puerto Rican Week in New York City, when flags cover cars, banners and bodies, accompanied by a two-three beat that sends spirits soaring. But in one newsroom, every week is Puerto Rican Week — and Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorean, Mexican and Salvadoran Week, too.

El Diario-La Prensa — the city’s storied Spanish-language newspaper, which is celebrating its centennial this year — has seen the city’s Latino population change from a predominantly Puerto Rican enclave to a broad representation of Latin America. Not content to stay on the sidelines, it, like other ethnic news publications, has been an advocate, proudly calling itself “el campeón de los Hispanos,” or “the champion of the…

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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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