7th Annual Fotos De Mi Alma Fundraiser benefiting Latinitas

Mexican American Cultural Center

600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701, USA

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Event Description

7th Annual Latinitas Fotos De Mi Alma Photo Auction and Exhibit

 With Emcee Sandy Avila from the Latino Comedy Project!

Join Latinitas in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the organization!  Photos on display will be for auction, while student work will be On Sale for $50 per print. 

This year, Guest of Honor Austin based producer Elizabeth Avellán will be in attendance.  Elizabeth Avellan is the Co-Owner--with writer/director Robert Rodriguez--and Vice President of Troublemaker Studios and President of EYA Productions. She began her producing career when she co-founded Los Hooligans Productions in 1991. Her additional producing credits include DESPERADO, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN I, II & III, THE FACULTY, SPY KIDS I-IV, SIN CITY, PREDATORS, GRINDHOUSE, and MACHETE among others. Through her EYA Productions banner, she produced the recently wrapped holiday feature film, WHEN ANGELS SING, directed by Tim McCanlies, starring Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson and Connie Britton.

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS:

ARTURO ALMEIDA

Born in Brownsville, Almedia became an artist and independent curator at a young age. He perused the study of photography at Del Mar College, San Antonio College and the Southwest School of Art and Craft. 

In 2000, Almeida established the Café Latino Gallery. In 2003, he joined UTSA as Curator of the University’s Art Collection. In reminiscent of the work of Edward Weston, Almedia’s photography delivers dramatic visions of the everyday.

FLORIA GONZALEZ

Born in Monterrey, Mexico (1980). She studied Photography and Film in San Antonio, TX and Mexico City, where she now lives. Floria currently does editorial photography for publishing companies and crazy artwork for some of the few remaining major record labels.

SKIP HUNT

Born in Oklahoma, is a professional photographer in Austin, TX. In the mid-1970s, using a 35mm camera he shares his unique vision via photographic images.

After an eye-opening incident, Skip’s motto became, “I make images… so that all my moments will not be lost in time, like tears in rain.” His insatiable thirst for rich color and even richer cultural exploration keeps him on the road capturing all that’s no lost.

MARIA MADRIGAL

Madrigal is the preeminent photojournalist in the Latin Alternative Music scene. Using documentary style photography to provide images for more than a decade. She has helped popularize the genre in the U.S. as the publisher and photo editor of the influential, Award-winning, Los Angeles-based La Banda Elástica magazine.

JORGE SAN HUEZA LYON

Raised in Houston, San Hueza Lyon teaches an intro to digital documentary at the University of Texas at Austin and achieved his masters there in photojournalism.  As the video journalist for the Statesman, San Hueza Lyon has donated to Fotos for the past three years.

CHARLIE L. HARPER III

Born and raised in Euless, TX., has been a news and portrait photographer for nearly two decades. After studying photography at Texas A&M Commerce, Harper went on to build a career documenting news, weddings, family portraits, politicians, musicians and artist both within and outside Texas.

As the only son of a Cherokee father and a Potawatomi mother, Harper celebrates his Native American heritage and takes great pleasure in documenting the activities of his times in their traditions. 

 

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May 16th, 2013
6:00 pm –  8:30 pm