Irma Bohorquez-Geisler

Photographer + Founder, Artist & Program Director
New York City Day Of The Dead Festival
Simple Moments of an Emerging Presence.
Location: New York
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Irma Bohórquez-Geisler is a photographer, educator, biologist, teaching artist, professor, a cultural leader for Mexican-Americans on Staten Island, and the Founder, Artistic and Program Director of the annual Día de Muertos (Day of... MORE
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Simple Moments of an Emerging Presence.
Copyright Irma Bohorquez-Geisler 2023
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Ongoing
Updated Nov 2018
Topics Black and White, Community, Documentary, Faith, Family, Fine Art, Immigration, Latin America, Mexican community, immigration, Mexican people, Staten Island, New York, Mexican traditions, Mexican American experience, Mexican Immigrant Community, Mexican Portraits, Mexican-Americans, Mexican immigrants in New York, Migration, Minority, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Street

    Irma Bohorquez-Geisler Photography, PHOTOGRAPHYI have been documenting the Mexican-American community from within New York City, especially its most rapidly diversifying borough, Staten Island, since 2001. My photographs are part of my ongoing social-documentary series  “Simple Moments of an Emerging Presence.” The photographs show simple moments in everyday life and special occasions important to the Mexican community. The men, women and children depicted share a common heritage and homeland. Mexicans families bring their own traditions to a new environment, and maintain many of these traditions and rich culture while adapting to wider Staten Island community. 
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