Local Artist Explores the Complexities of the “Latino” Identity


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes a look at the unique Ojo Latino photo exhibit. Ojo Latino gave cameras to 11 people in the local Latinx community in Pittsburgh, “Their task was to photograph the lives of other Latinos — their work, their environments, their family lives and cultural settings. The purpose was to give voice through images.” These pictures show “men working construction, in kitchens, waiting for a bus, women with children, scenes in church, still-lifes, squirrels in a bare tree and food.” These photos were on display in Beechview but have since moved to the University of Pittsburgh in late April.

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