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 the Founder, Artistic and Program Director of the annual New York City Day of the Dead Festival  on Staten Island, established in 1992. Irma directs and organizes New York City Day of the Dead Festival in Staten... read on

    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.