Exhibitions

The Afro-Latinx Experience: Philadelphia Stories

Photographer and cultural anthropologist Sandra Andino addresses the intersection of racial identity, racism and definitions of blackness among a group of Afro-Latin@s in Philadelphia. In her photography exhibition, recorded excerpts of conversations offer an intimate view of the personal stories of these individuals and a collective consciousness about the connection of Latin@s to their African heritage.

Picture by Zamani Feelings

PhD in History of Afro-Latin America & the Caribbean
“Sí, necesito relacionarme con otr@s Afro-Latin@s”

Performing Arts & Music Director
“Challenging my identity, growing my locks”

Multicultural Educator, Curriculum & Language Specialist
“The conflict as an Afro-Latina”
“Teaching teachers about racism is important”

Bomba Music and Dance Director
“Tenemos que mejorar la raza!”
“La busqueda de nuestras raíces.”

Elementary School Teacher
“You don’t have to be black to be Afro-Latino!”
“Does language play a role in Afro-Latinos?”

Bomba Dancer & College Graduate
“I’m proud of my color!”

Music Entrepreneur – Producer & Promoter
“Didn’t understand racism until I was in the military!”

Bomba Drummer & Educator
“Are you Black or Puerto Rican?”

PhD in History of Afro-Latin America & the Caribbean
“Yes, I need to relate to other Afro-Latin@s”

Bomba Music and Dance Director
“Tenemos que mejorar la raza!”
“La busqueda de nuestras raíces.”