joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
  
Hello I am Kitty
Location: New York
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
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Updated Sep 2020
 Hello I am Kitty

Being an immigrant is an enormous challenge , this project 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.

 Hello I am 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.

This project is a photo book
 produced by Tragaluz Editores Medellin Colombia 2019.
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