Surreal Histories features the fantastical storytelling photography of Sandra Ayala, Jeremy Dennis, and Kay Hickman. With history as a precursor, these works feel timeless yet timely, identifying unique narratives that speak of the Native American, African American, and Latinx experiences of “America.” Click here to view
Changing Landscapes, features photographs by Adela Hurtado, Anders Jones, Ignacio Soltero, and Cindy Trinh. As the title suggests, the exhibition zooms in on a diverse array of landscapes: some are literal and embedded with rich histories and memories, while others are made out of the people that inhabit them, their resilience, and everyday lives. Click here to view.
En Foco 2020 Fellowship DIGITAL Exhibition
En Foco is proud to announce the ten winners of its 2020 Photography Fellowship Program. Selected from a pool of 134 applicants, each fellow will receive $1,000 award and participate in the 2020 Fellowship Group Exhibition. The digital exhibition opens June 10. Fellows will also be featured in En Foco’s Spring/Summer issue of Nueva Luz –print and online editions.
The Fellowship initiative affirms En Foco’s ongoing commitment to the financial support of artists of color and serves to inform exhibition organizers and curators of an existing pool of quality, under-recognized artists.
En Foco’s 2020 Photography Fellowship winners are Akshay Bhoan, Johnnie Chatman, Odette Chavez-Mayo, Luis Diaz, Roberta Dorsett & Clarissa Aponte (Collaborators), Jon Henry, Antonio Johnson, Rahul Majumdar, Josefina Moran, and Betty Yu. The Fellowship winners selected are based on the excellence and quality of the work submitted. All work is reviewed by panelists who are all distinguished members of the arts community: Anthony Hamboussi, 2016 En Foco Fellow; Alfred Gonzalez, Owner/Founder of Gallery 71; and Susanna Temkin, Curator at El Museo.
Dos Mundos 20/21
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz (Aug 26-Dec 13, 2020)
SUNY Fredonia (Jan 19-Feb 28, 2021)
SUNY Binghamton (March-May 2021)
SUNY Stony Brook (July-Oct 2021)
Dos Mundos 20/21 will explore the contemporary duality of traditions and culture in immigrant and ethnic communities, revisiting the challenges of systemic exclusion from the mainstream that artists of color faced then and continue to face today. The selected works will share the artists’ personal histories and explore similar issues of struggle, displacement, migration and representation through photography. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Participating En Foco Fellows: Aaron Turner (2019), Damarys Alverez (2018), Yu-Chen Chiu (2018), Daesha Devon Harris (2017), Cinthya Santos Briones (2017), Erika Murillo (2017), Anthony Hamboussi (2016), Tau Battice (2018), Roger Richardson (2019), Laylah Amattullah Barrayn (2018), Danny Ramon Peralta (2016), and Antonio Pulgarin (2018).