joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
    
Love Wins (Covid-19) ongoing
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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Love Wins (Covid-19) ongoing
Credits: joana toro
Date of Work: 07/24/20 - Ongoing
Updated: 09/22/20

Residents of Jackson Heights in Queens line up to receive groceries from  Love Wins Food Pantry  a diverse group of volunteers that rely on the generous support of donors and partners to provide fresh vegetables and non-perishable items in a safe space to LGBTQ and gender non-conforming community and all Queens neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 What initially started as a community-based, collective effort for the LGBTQ community of Queens has organically grown into a larger movement to address food insecurity among all of our neighbors, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status.   These NYC neighborhoods are home to a community that is 88% people of color, 2/3 foreign-born, majority low-income, working-class, undocumented essential workers. Every Friday around 400 to 600 people line up.
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Hello I am Kitty

By joana toro — Being an immigrant is an enormous challenge , this photo essay provokes a reflection on the status of Latin..
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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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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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