Are you a Latina living in New York City who identifies with your blackness? Do you use terms such as, “Afro-Latina, Afro-Dominican, Afro-Cuban etc…” to express who you are and to speak to the memory and existence of your African ancestry? Afro-Dominican photographer, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina also known as The Earth Warrior is working on an AfroLatina Portrait Series and is doing an open call for models through March 31st. These portraits will be paired with short interviews, where The Earth Warrior will ask the model questions about their own black identity, their Afrocentric traditions and our hopes for future generations of AfroLatinas. The final goal is to produce a catalog of 100 portraits and interviews of AfroLatinas in New York City for published book.
Models interested in sitting for portraits for this project should send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 1-3 photos of yourself
- Neighborhood & Borough (i.e. Inwood, Manhattan,)
- 3-5 sentences on how you identify
About the Artist
New Yorker by birth + AfroDominican by bloodline, The Earth Warrior has served as an educator, organizer + artist throughout the Americas and is interested in the way humans interact with and reimagine themselves in natural spaces. Her photographic documents have been featured in United Nations’ International Museum of Women and FOKUS’ Insight Magazine. She is currently living, loving + working in New York City.
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YanirisFebruary 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm
My name is Yaniris acevedo. I was born in The Dominican Republic and raised in Harlem New York. I would always refer to being black for as long as I can remember. Being Afrolatina is more than just my culture, it’s my pride, my identity, and a reminder/acceptance of my past, my ancestors.
SharinaFebruary 27, 2016 at 3:57 pm
It’s beautiful work! Especially for those of us who identified as Afro-Latinas. Another photographer has been doing these work for some time now: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/the-blacker-the-berry_b_7192844.html and
This photographer has done several portrait exhibits around the NYC on this work.
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