Okay folks the results are in. After more than 11,000 votes were cast, our beloved Celia Cruz has been chosen, by a wide margin, to be memorialized in a new biographical portrait by the renowned photographic artist, Robert Weingarten.
But the museum stills need your help! Weingarten constructs his unique layered images by allowing his subjects to identify places and things that are important in their lives. Using the link below, add your input on what words you would use to describe what was most important in the life of Celia Cruz.
Click here to contribute to the process.
Check out the super awesome video below of Celia and the Fania crew during a sound check in Zaire in 1974.
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