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, Smithsonian...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Designer, Street Art, Documentary, Educator
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.