joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
Group exhibition: Creating for Change!!
Location: Colombia
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Joana Toro Colombian is a self-taught photographer based in both New York City and Bogota, Colombia.  Her work explores issues of immigration, human rights and identity and was featured on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, World Press... read on
Group exhibition: Creating for Change!!
joana toro
Mar 14, 2019
This Friday in Harlem opening of the Group exhibition: Creating for Change!!
A special thanks to Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance for inviting me to be part of this Celebration.

In celebration of Women's History Month, NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) and The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling presents Women in the Heights - Creating for Change. In collaboration with Dominican Women's Development Center (DWDC) and Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. Made possible in part thanks to funding from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Council.

Presenting the works of: Nadema Agard Winyan Luta/Red Woman, Yael Ben-Zion, Leenda Bonilla, Susan Bresler, Lyndell Brookhouse-Gil, Cathleen Campbell, Lisbeth Checo, Rose Deler, Julann Gebbie, Wilhelmina Obatola Grant, Beth Green, C'naan Hamburger, Selina Hernandez, Josefina Hernandez, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Julia Justo, Andrea Kornbluth, Lilia Levin, Alison Loeb, Elizabeth Lorris Ritter, Luciana Maiorana, Hye-Ryoung Min, Patricia Miranda, Rosa Naparstek, Nancy Rakoczy, Marcie Revens, Diana Schmertz, Elizabeth Starcevic, Yasuyo Tanaka and Joana Toro.

Opening: March 8, 6:30pm 
Event Location: 583 Riverside Drive btw 135-136th St Penthouse, NYC 10031

Artist Talk/Workshop & Closing March 29, 6:30pm. Join the artists as they share their processes and visions followed by the workshop: How to use your art to create change" led by curator Andrea Arroyo. This session is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines.

For more info, check here.  

 Opening: Women in the Heights - Creating for Change

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First Africa Photo Festival New York. Group exhibition.

By joana toro — Honored to be part of this Africa Photo Festival   Thanks to Yemi Ojagabamila curator. First Africa..
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By joana toro —  – opening Hidden Photo.   Our first exhibition Nothing Left to be saved opened up 27th of..

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By joana toro — Lumix Festival.Germany 2018  Native group exhibition
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