LATINO/US Cotidiano:

A national traveling exhibition and photobook visualizing the U.S. Latino experience today through twelve of the most talented photographic voices working internationally.

SPAINarts & culture is pleased to present a national traveling exhibition and book, LATINO/US Cotidiano. Literally meaning “everyday life,”Cotidiano is a dynamic look at the rapidly changing nature of the Latino experience inAmerica. The exhibition will run from April 4 through May 12, 2013 at the former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain inWashington,D.C.

The Hispanic population in theU.S.has reached the 50 million mark, making the Latino community the largest minority in the country for the first time. One out of every six Americans is now of Hispanic origin, an impressive social transformation with enormous political, economic, and cultural consequences. Outdated stereotypes, racial profiles, and past cultural archetypes no longer accurately reflect a nation enriched by a growing and diverse population. But what does it look like today?

To better understand this culturally shifting phenomenon, SPAIN arts & culture commissioned Claudi Carreras, one of the foremost experts on IberoAmerican Latino photography, to research and gather the strongest photographic voices working today on issues of Latino identity. According to Carreras, although many artists work on Latino issues, we wanted to focus on artists that challenge the identity of the Latino community in the States.

For LATINO/US Cotidiano, Carreras selected established and emerging photographers of Latino descent who embrace the theme and also excel at their craft. The exhibition and photobook includes noted artists Carlos Alvárez MonteroSol AramendiKatrina Marcelle d’AutremontCalé,Ricardo CasesLivia CoronaHéctor MataKaren MirandaDulce PinzónSusana RaabStefan Ruiz, and Gihan Tubbeh.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Free admission.

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