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    joana toro

  • Location: New York/Bogota
    Nationality: Colombian
    Biography:   Colombian photographer and storytelling exploring issues of immigration and identity. Joana is a self-taught photojournalist based in New York City and Bogota Colombia. She worked as a staff photographer with the major magazines... read on

Nasa Ancient Warriors featured in Life Force

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | News | Awards & Features

Nasa Ancient Warriors featured in online photo essay Magazine Life Force

Pingyao Photo Festival

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | News | Exhibitions

Glad to be part of Pingyao China Photo Festival 2016 with an exbition of Latin American Female photographers.

New York Times

Monday, October 17, 2016 | News

Dressing Room and Translatina featured in New York Times Lens and Panorama Sunday Edition.

68th annual Missouri Photo Workshop

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

Mary Clerc Scholarship at The 68th annual Missouri Photo Workshop  result of a week of work: Icredible experience shooting in a small town in Missouri call Cuba, there I met Patricia, please if you are interested take a look at Patricia's World


Take over @opensocietyfoundations

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | News

I am sharing this week in @opensocietyfoundations  some of my pictures about the LGTB Latino comunity in New York City all welcome to see!

Musee Magazine Interview

Friday, August 5, 2016 | News

All welcome to see an interview about my work in 
Musee Magazine

Thanks :)

68TH Missouri Photo Workshop

Friday, July 15, 2016 | News

It is very exited to share my participation in 68th Missouri Photo Workshop with The Mary Clerc Scholarship! A great opportunity to documenting a small town in Missouri!

Colombia On My mind

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | News

Today is a very important day for my country because Farc and government signed a peace process decades of violence maybe stop with this agreement, maybe it is just a paper.

 I want to believe that is a new begin for a new country Colombia On my Mind is an essay about  comun Colombians just living life in middle of the violence.


I am Hello Kitty in GuatePhoto

Saturday, November 14, 2015 | News

I am hello kitty is part of the exibitions in 2015 Guatephoto international festival.

If you have the oportunitty to go please visit:

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española 6a ave Norte Antiguo Colegio de la Cía. de Jesús,La antigua Guatemala.
Foto-Feminas exhibition
opening 21 november

Finalist of the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | Awards & Features | Job Listings

Great News! I am fininalist of the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for women photographers Woman at work category

Feliciana Renteria is the midwife who appers in this image 
thanks to her because she opens the door of her life.


Thursday, September 24, 2015 | Awards & Features

Thanks to Meredith Clark ,and REFINERY29 who give me  space to talk about this immigrant community it is a placer to me!

I Am Hello Kitty in Photoville

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | News

 The New York Times - Lens - Photography favorite work in Photoville including photos of my project I Am Hello Kitty.

take over @opensocietyfoundations

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | News

Glad to share that I will take over @opensocietyfoundations Instagram feed for a week with my ‘I am Hello Kitty’ project exploring Latino identity through the costumed characters in Times Square
 check it out!

I Am Hello Kitty featured in NUEVA LUZ

Friday, April 24, 2015 | News

I Am Hello Kitty featured in NUEVA LUZ photographic journal published three times per year by Enfoco.

En Foco New Works#18 OPENING

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | News

 I want to express my gratitude for all of the people who was there and also for the people who is coming all this April, it is  beautiful moment to me THANKS!

exhibition by the 18th New Works Photography Fellowship Awardees.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | News

New Works #18: En Foco’s Photography Fellowship Awards 

The Bronx Documentary Center and En Foco are proud to present a major exhibition by the 18th New Works Photography Fellowship Awardees.

Juror Danielle Jackson, Co-Founder of The Bronx Documentary Center, states, “A few projects excelled in their technical ability, clarity of vision, originality and execution of concept. This year’s winners invite us to understand cultures unknown to many American audiences. Their projects consider the power of place, and the nature of connection and isolation.” 


Saturday, Apr. 4, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Free and open to the public


Apr. 4 – May 9, 2015

Thursdays and Fridays 3PM - 7PM

Saturdays and Sundays 1PM - 5PM FEATURING


Joana Toro

Eyakem Gulilat

Angie Keller

Hye-Ryoung Min  

Alan Chin

Joana Toro is a 2014-2015 En Foco fellow

Monday, January 26, 2015 | News

En Foco's New Works 18 Awardees announced (L to R, Top to Bottom): Angie Keller, Hye-Ryoung Min, Alan Chin, Joana Toro, and Eyakem Gulilat. Congrats and thank you to our juror, Bronx Documentary Center cofounder Danielle Jackson.

Masked part of the Massart photo Book Action

Monday, January 26, 2015 | News

MASKED was part of the the 9th annual auction in The Massachusetts College of Art and Design photography( Massart Photo Book Action 

It has come to be a popular event for photography enthusiasts and book collectors in Boston, Massachusetts.

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