joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
    
Hello I am Kitty
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
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Hello I am Kitty
Credits: joana toro
Updated: 09/22/20
Being an immigrant is an enormous challenge , this photo essay provokes a reflection on the status of Latin immigrants in US, their cultural appropriation and new identities, ironies of immigrant life on the margins of a globalized world. I am Hello Kitty is the result of a personal journal to find my new “identity” viewing right through an eye hole in the head of my Hello Kitty costume while I ask for donations after posing for pictures in Times Square.
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Masked.

By joana toro / Meta,Colombia — Masked  (oodee, London, 2014) SOLD OUT San Martin, Meta is a town located in the middle of Colombia’s..
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Love Wins (Covid-19) ongoing

By joana toro — Residents of Jackson Heights in Queens line up to receive groceries from   Love Wins Food Pantry..
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TransLATINAS

By joana toro — ongoing project Translatinas, that explores the challenges and resistance of transgender women from Central..
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Samples of Book

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DACA Activists of New York

By joana toro / New York City — Dreamers are at risk of losing their DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) visa status. DACA is a..
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Dressing Room

By joana toro / Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, US — In the dressing room , of local LGBTQ clubs in Queens, New York the participants and audiences have many..
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Colombia on my mind

By joana toro / Colombia — I was born in a country with an on-going civil war, just like my mother and grandmother.  Colombia on..
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Nasa: Ancient Warriors.

By joana toro / Cauca Colombia — The Nasa or Páez people, are an indigenous ethnic group, with an estimated population of 70,000..
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Agriculture and Habitat

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Fashionistas

By Joana Toro
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Midwives Buenaventura

By joana toro / Buenaventura,Colombia — Daily work of a guild of midwives in Colombia's Pacific Coast. I enter the midwives’ association..
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Emeralds

By joana toro / Colombia — Colombia produces 55% of the world's emerald market.  These prized gems, considered the best in..
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