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The Brooklyn Museum Opens an Exhibition of Photographs of Prominent Latino Americans

Art Knowledge News
Aug 20, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y.- A new exhibition of large-format, full-color photographic portraits, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List, will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from August 19 through December 11, exploring the personal stories of some of today’s most influential Latino Americans from the fields of culture, politics, business, and sports. America Ferrera, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Eva Longoria, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Chi-Chi Rodríguez are among the twenty-five subjects featured. The exhibition will include excerpts from an accompanying documentary film, also called The Latino List, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders with interviews conducted by Emmy Award–winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Sandra Guzman. In this film, which will premiere on HBO on September 29th, the people in Greenfield-Sanders’s photographs are seen and heard directly sharing their stories and experiences as Latinos in America.

In the manner of The Black List Project, Greenfield-Sanders’s 2008 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that offered insights on what it means to be African-American in contemporary society, the portraits and filmed monologues of The Latino List collectively explore the meaning of “Latino” in the twenty-first century and illuminate the richness and diversity of Latino life in America.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s photographs are in the permanent collections of major museum, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Brooklyn Museum. A contributing photographer to Vanity Fair, Greenfield-Sanders is also the producer and director of the Grammy award-winning 1997 film Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart.

Below is a complete list of photographic portraits that will be included in the Brooklyn presentation:

Christy Turlington Burns, Henry Gabriel Cisneros, Sandra Cisnernos, Cesar Conde, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Giselle Fernandez, Nely Galán, José Moreno Hernández, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria, Robert Menendez, Janet Murquía, Armando Christian “Pitbull” Pérez, Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Anthony D. Romero, Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, Sonia Maria Sotomayor, Julie Stav, Marta Moreno Vega, Raul Humberto Yzaguirre, Ralph de la Vega, Maria Hinojosa

The Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, is the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States. One of the premier art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes objects ranging from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, as well as the art of many other cultures. Housed in a 560,000 square foot (52,000 m²), Beaux-Arts building, approximately 500,000 patrons visit the museum each year. Visit : www.brooklynmuseum.org/

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