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Las Fotos Project presents La Virgen

December 9, 2017
February 14

Las Fotos Project Presents: LA Virgen, Youth Photo Exhibit
December 9, 2017 – February 4, 2018

LA Virgen is a semester-long study of personal and social identity understood through the narrative of La Virgen de Guadalupe, an iconic Mesoamerican figure of femininity, transformation, and healing. Through the use of photography and crafts, 10 students have navigated intimate questions about representation through self-portraiture, shared photographs of their own interpretations of a sacred space (often, it’s their bedroom), reconsidered the meaning of “mothering” through portraits, and documented the many apparitions of La Virgen de Guadalupe in the City of Los Angeles.

Opening Reception: December 9, 2017 at 7pm

Featured Artists:

Alahfia Chase, 11
Anissa Murillo, 16
Cassidy Rodriguez, 16
Celeste Umaña, 12
Gloria Gastelum, 17
Luna Calderon, 15
Paloma Carraro, 14
Ruth Gutierrez, 12
Tonali Murillo, 12
Xitlali Martinez, 14


Volunteer Mentors:

Alba Hernandez
Dani Guerrero
Erika Garcia
Maria Patiño

This project was possible thanks to our funders:

California Community Foundation
The California Endowment
The Ahmanson Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation
Weingart Foundation
Horace W Goldsmith Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
Sony Pictures
Fox Entertainment Group
City of Vernon – California,
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Lenart Art Education Foundation
LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Yerba Buena Fund
Herb Ritts Jr Foundation


Las Fotos Project
2658 Pasadena Avenue
Los Angeles, 90031 United States
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