joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
  
TransLATINAS Collaborative Portraits (ongoing)
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... MORE
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TransLATINAS Collaborative Portraits (ongoing)
Copyright joana toro 2022
Updated Jan 2022
Topics Beauty, Community, Documentary, Editorial, Fine Art, Gay, Gay Rights, Gender, Happiness, HIV/AIDS, Hope, Human Rights, Immigration, Photography, Photojournalism, Spotlight


Serie of collaborative portraits of transgender Latina immigrant from Central and South America living in New York City as they face discrimination and cope with the psychological consequences of their personal histories of sexual violence, and discrimination.  These images are an allegory to the fantasies and challenges of each transgender woman who participates in the project.

TransLatinas document these women emphasizes portraying them as strong and resilient women, worthy of respect, rather than simply as victims deserving of pity.
 



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