As soon as I heard about this project I fell in love. I love everything about it, what an excellent idea!
Empowering Latina youth through photography:
“Las Fotos Project provides a creative outlet for its students, encouraging them to express their artistic talents, boost their imagination, and promote individuality and self-confidence.”
So I went to the exhibit back in May, remember when I announced this event?
This exhibit is called “Nuestra Placita Olvera”, the girls tried to capture the history, culture and life of this LA landmark. The exhibit was also held at Olvera Street inside a building called Pico House which has a huge history as well, it was first built as a hotel in 1869; the exhibit was perfect inside the Pico House!
This exhibit is on right now at Mercado La Paloma in downtown LA until Sept 17th. I invite you to go and see it in real life if you are in LA!
“Photography helps me Learn about myself. Learn about the people I love. To express the feelings that I cannot express. And most important, it helps me grow.” -Julie Cabral, Age 18
I took lots of pictures and even video with little interviews to the girls that were there and to the creator, Eric. It’s very interesting to get to know each of the girl’s personalities through their pictures and then through each of their explanations, so if you have time take a look at the videos below. Meanwhile, now that I am more settled in San Diego I am planning to join this project in one way or another, because it is not only in LA, it has great plans to expand! Do you want to join me?
PS: This was my first time visiting Olvera Street in LA, can you believe it? I took some pictures of it while there that I will share in a separate post next week, stay tuned!