© George Malave Parachute, Mexico

George Malave

March 2 – April 1, 2006
Artist Talk: March 2 — April 1, 2006

NY Public Library/Edenwald Branch
1255 East 233rd Street at DeReimer Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466

Malave’s series is an exploration of the differences and similarities between the cultures of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, U.S. and Costa Rica. He states that through photographic investigation “one can show how we differ, look and behave, while awakening a new understanding and appreciation for our own individual and cultural uniqueness.”

Through his investigations, Malave attempts to expand our viewpoints on what it is to be human. He discovers and shows the similarities in the environments, working conditions, leisure activities, as well as the methods and places of worship. “Looking into these aspects of life,” Malave states, “can assist us in lowering our defenses when connecting with people and cultures that we are an unfamiliar with.”

En Foco is a Bronx based non-profit organization founded in 1974, to nurture and support photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage. All En Foco Touring Gallery events are free and open to the public, and are funded in part by the NY State Council on the Arts, the NY City Department of Cultural Affairs, LowePro, En Foco members and friends.