joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
    
TransLATINAS
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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TransLATINAS

ongoing project Translatinas, that explores the challenges and resistance of transgender women from Central and South America as they face discrimination and cope with the psychological consequences of their personal histories of sexual violence, and discrimination. This work documents intimate and collaborative portraits of these women in their homes; emphasizes portraying them as strong and resilient women, worthy of respect, rather than simply as victims deserving of pity.
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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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Love Wins food pantry Project (Covid-19)

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

By Joana Toro
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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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