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Latino Identity

There is no one Latino experience.

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a young girl with long braided hair looking straight into the camera. What unites Latinas/os?

Amaia Fernandez
Somos, 2021. NMAL 

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a man with short curly hair, a mustache, and beard looking straight into the camera. What does it mean to be Latina/o?

Ricardo De La Cruz
Somos, 2021. NMAL

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a man with short straight hair looking straight into the camera. How do you identify?

Wei Dong Liang Liang
Somos, 2021. NMAL 

What does it mean to be Latino? To be Hispanic? To be Latinx? Join us in exploring the incredible diversity and complexity of the Latino experience in the United States by learning from individual stories about identity, empowerment, creativity, and community.

Somos

Creating Somos

Somos, directed by writer, filmmaker, and content creator Alberto Ferreras, attempts to capture the rich diversity of Latino experiences. A diverse group of Latinas/os answer questions related to identity and family histories and experiences. Accompanying the interviews are a series of over 150 captivating black and white portraits of Latinos from across the United States. You can experience the full Somos video in the Molina Family Latino Gallery theater. 

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a boy with short hair looking straight into the camera.

Benjamin Alvarenga
Somos, 2021. NMAL 

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a young women with long hair pushed over her right shoulder, looking straight into the camera

Yohana Shum
Somos, 2021. NMAL

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a women with tight wavy hair looking straight into the camera.

Caridad Martinez
Somos, 2021. NMAL

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a man with short straight hair, a mustache, and short beard looking straight into the camera.

Isaias Puerto
Somos, 2021. NMAL

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a women with long wavy hair partially covering her face, looking straight into the camera.

Isha Rentas
Somos, 2021. NMAL 

Closeup black and white portrait photo of a man with long straight hair looking straight into the camera.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Somos, 2021, NMAL

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