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You Belong Here

Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography

On View:
Saturday, January 20, 2024 — Sunday, May 12, 2024


You Belong Here assembles work from established and emerging artists alike covering themes of political resistance, family and community, material culture, and the nuance of identity within the context of the United States.  

Featured in this expansive exhibition are Reynaldo Rivera’s images of 1990s-era Los Angeles nightlife, Sofía Córdova’s film installation about labor and collectivity, and Bibs Moreno’s collaborative portraits of Gabriela Ruiz in her signature elaborate style.  From John M. Valadez to Tarrah Krajnak, these artists connect a lineage of photographers, each championing their communities through their own distinct and generative gazes. “Collectively, their images cast a greater net for the multiple ways of seeing Latinx people,” Pilar Tompkins Rivas notes of the photographers, “creating a visual archive whose edges are yet to be defined.” 

This group exhibition celebrates the rich variety of practices by Latinx photographers across the United States. Curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, chief curator at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, the exhibition extends from Tompkins Rivas’s work as guest editor of “Latinx,” the Winter 2021 issue of Aperture magazine.

Genesis Báez, Parting (Braid), Archival pigment print, 2021, 30 x 42 inches, © Genesis Báez. Courtesy the artist and Aperture, New York

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