© Louis Carlos Bernal, Dos mujeres, familia López, 1978.

© Myra Greene, untitled
Character Recognition
series, 2006.

© Hank Willis Thomas, Smokin Joe Ain't J'mama,
Unbranded: Reflections in Black from
Corporate America 1968-2008
series, 1978/2006.

EN FOCO | Exhibitions
En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection at Light Work

AdálJaishri Abichandani*Max Aguilera Hellweg*Sama Alshaibi
Don Gregorio AntónChuy BenitezLouis Carlos BernalDawoud Bey
Charles Biasiny-RiveraTerry Boddie*Samantha BoxRoger CabánValdir Cruz*
Gerald CyrusPhil DanteAna de OrbegosoLuis DelgadoDean Dempsey
Lola FlashRicky FloresMyra GreeneMuriel HasbunGermán Herrera*
Kenro Izu*Nitza Luna*George Malave*Frank X. MéndezHéctor Méndez Caratini
Stephen MarcRania MatarAnnu Palakunnathu MatthewLarry McNeil
Groana MelendezTony MendozaNéstor MillánDelilah MontoyaPipo Nguyen-duyDulce PinzónBonnie Portelance*Sophie Rivera*Juan SánchezKunié Sugiura
Jane Tam*Hank Willis ThomasHong-An Truong
Kathy Vargas*Víctor VázquezWendel White

* Due to the size of the Permanent Collection and the Light Work exhibit space, some works will be displayed via a digital slideshow.

September 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012

Artist Talk:
NYC EVENT on OCT 4th from 6-7:30pm:
Raising the Bar: A Tertulia with Artists from En Foco’s Permanent Collection
With: Ana de Orbegoso, Justine Reyes, Chuy Benitez, Lola Flash, and Elizabeth Ferrer, Moderator and guest curator of En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection at Calumet Photographic, 22 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
FREE and OPEN to the public

The exhibition is on view at
Light Work’s Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery
Schine Student Center
303 University Place, Syracuse, NY 13244

Monday–Sunday, 10:00am–10:00pm except school holidays.
To check school holiday hours, call 315-443-1300.

En Foco has developed the first permanent collection in the U.S. dedicated to U.S. based photographers of the Latin American, African, Asian and Native American diaspora. This collection creates a parallel history of photography by bringing together artists and images largely absent from the mainstream photography field and unseen by the public.

The show is comprised of 56 striking prints by 49 artists of 21 differing ethnicities/nationalities. The work dates from the 1970s to the present day, and offers a snapshot of this missing history of photographers who used the camera to document their neighborhoods in the ‘70s and ‘80s, press for the inclusion of multicultural voices in artistic, political and media spheres in the ‘90s and increasingly comment on both local and universal themes using the virtual realm in the present day. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue completes an often-unacknowledged part of modern photographic history.

This exhibition was guest curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art at BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn.

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by: The National Endowment for the Arts, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Bronx Council on the Arts, Canson Infinity, Archival Methods and Light Work.

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