joana toro

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
  
Sports: Handball- NYC
Location: BOGOTA 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... MORE
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Sports: Handball- NYC
Copyright joana toro 2022
Date of Work Aug 2020 - Ongoing
Updated Aug 2022
Topics Community, Coney Island, Editorial, feature, Fitness, Handball, Journalism, NYC, Photography, Photojournalism, Sports, Street
Summary
Coney Island Handball Courts players
In 1930s FDR's Works Progress Administration was an ambitious employment and infrastructure program created by President Roosevelt in 1935, during the bleakest years of the Great Depression. They built hundreds of handball courts in schoolyards, parks and beaches throughout New York City. Handball is still played in all five boroughs, but in Coney Island is the core of one-wall handball

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