Curator: Mabel Jiménez
Displayed: Jan 14, 2017 – Feb. 24, 2017
We changed the name of our annual photo exhibit (from “Latino Life in the Bay” to “Latino Life”), but the focus was essentially the same: showcasing the diversity of the Latino experience via the lens of El Tecolote’s highly talented up-and-coming photojournalists.
At the time, the community was still reeling from the surprise election of Donald Trump and the subsequent backlash against communities of color. The annual theme was an added dimension of significance as curator Mabel Jiménez hoped to curate images of resistance and to portray the harsh realities facing our community and other communities of color.
Emma Marie Chiang
Alejandro Galicia Díaz
Joel Angel Juárez
About the curator
Mabel Jimenez grew up in Tijuana, Mexico, where she studied Communication Sciences at Preparatoria Federal Lázaro Cárdenas. She obtained a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University, specializing in photojournalism. She has worked with El Tecolote since 2008 as a writer, photographer, English and Spanish copyeditor, before becoming its current photo editor in 2011. She has used her position as photo editor to mentor dozens of aspiring photojournalists, many of whom have gone on to work as professional photojournalists.