© Rojelio Rodriguez, Hombre con Lazo, 2004 Mi Sangre series Archival Digital Print, 20x16"
© Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez, Rodolfo con Gallo, 2004 Mi Sangre series Archival Digital Print, 20x16"
© Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez

Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez: Mi Sangre, Portraits by Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez

March 4 -­ June 30, 2009
Pregones Theater
571-575 Walton Avenue 
Bronx, NY 10451

STATEMENT
The series entitled Mi Sangre documents everyday aspects of Mexican life, the culture and the iconography – both as it exists in Mexico and as it has been incorporated into life in the United States by Mexican-Americans. This photo essay highlights the cultural and religious imagery on both sides of the border, and documents the diversity in expressions of mexicanidad across various age groups. Mi Sangre is a project about finding a link to my past that I thought I lost. It’s about learning the truth about myself, a Latino, and finding the long-lost pride in my heritage by retracing childhood memories of the images that have remained with me from my visits to México.

Read more about Rojelio HERE.

En Foco’s Touring Gallery is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Bronx Council on the Arts and JP Morgan Chase, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, WNYC.org, members, subscribers and friends. Special thanks to Pregones Theatre for their space, and to the Bronx Council on the Arts for having us on the Trolley route!