Friday, February 24, 2006

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In Celebration of Women's History Month
Friday March 3, 2006, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
This will be a major photo exhibit of two very talented Bronx Puerto Rican photographers and a major event for the Bronx campus and the rest of the Boricua College community. Robert Waddell, Curator. Boricua College Bronx Campus, 412-424 East 147th street, 2nd floor gallery, between Willis and Brook Avenues in the Bronx Hub. Directions: Take the #2 or #5 to 149th street and 3rd Avenue.

Enid Alvarez's mission is to capture the purest essence of her subject’s emotions. In her photo study of El Barrio, and Puerto Rico, Enid looks for something that is culturally hers. She said, "I wanted to explore the real Latino culture; the close-knit neighborhoods, the excitement of the children playing in the street, and the elderly people who possess the keys to the culture's history. With little of their own, have fun and make the best of life."

Marisol Díaz was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She received a Bachelor's in Arts degree in photography in 2002 from City College of the City University of New York, and an Associate degree in Advertising Arts from Bronx Community College in 1993. She is a recipient of the 2004 Brio Award (Bronx Recognizes its Own) and the 2002 New York State Senate Award for her contribution to the Arts in her community. She said, "Documentaries have been my favorite kind of photography. It involves a great deal from the person being photographed and the photographer."

Robert Waddell is an academic facilitator at Boricua College and journalist. He is a Bronx native who has written for the New York Times, the New York Post, Latino.com, Siempre Newspaper and currently Tiempo N.Y. He has said, "Reaching out to the community as a writer and an educator has been a mission and an inspiration for me. Now, as curator, I find the same satisfaction in bringing the art of our community back to our community."
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