Americanos: A Multi-media Representation
of Latino Life in the U.S.
This presentation will focus on a discussion
of Americanos: A multi-media Representation of Latino Life in the United
States. Comprised of a book, film documentary, music CD, concert,
and a photographic exhibit, Americanos offers a multifaceted perspective
of Latino life and is a comprehensive and historic undertaking. The presentation
will show excerpts from the documentary, which was co-produced and aired by
HBO, and from the concert, which was presented and taped at the Kennedy Center
in Washington, DC. Slides depicting selected pictures from the book and photographic
exhibit will also be shown.
A focal point of the discussion will be
the Americanos photo exhibit which was curated by the
Smithsonian SITES office. Within a short time, it was requested for exhibition
by museums in dozens of cities across the U.S. Because of the great demand for
the photo exhibit, a second copy was created for additional touring. The process
of selecting photos for the exhibit, from Over 50,000 that were submitted, and
the issues of gender, race, and economic status that were taken into account
in the selection process, will also be discussed.
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