Bea Arango

Documentary Photographer
Yani, The Barmaid
Location: New York,NY
Nationality: Colombian - US
Biography: Beatriz Arango is a freelance photographer based in New York City. In 2015, she graduated from the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography. Since then she has continued photographing... MORE
Public Story
Yani, The Barmaid
Copyright Bea Arango 2023
Date of Work Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Updated Oct 2020
Location New York City
Topics Photography

Yani, The Barmaid

Yani, an immigrant from Colombia works 6-7 days a week in two dive bars in Manhattan and Queens. She starts her shift at 8 pm and leaves at 4 am. Her work requires heavy drinking and enduring all types of sexual harassment from bar patrons. Her life has become a daily routine of working and drinking at night and sleeping during the day. This story is just a glimpse of the exploitation of immigrant women in bars and restaurants in New York City. 

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