Acción Latina’s third annual “Latina/o Life in the Bay” photo exhibition showcases the best work produced by El Tecolote volunteer photographers. For many of these amateur photographers, it is the first time they’ve been able to see their work on a gallery wall, in full color as high-quality prints.
This exhibition seeks to capture the complexity and variety of the Latino/a experience in the Bay Area. The visual content depicts demonstrations for social justice, sports, arts and culture events, portraiture, spirituality, family life and more—all through a journalistic lens. The curator, Mabel Jiménez, has mentored dozens of aspiring photojournalists since 2011 through her position as photo editor for El Tecolote.
Featuring photography by:
Diana K Arreola
Alejandro Galicia Diaz
Joel Angel Juárez
Exhibit: March 12 through April 9
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 5PM
Participating photographers on their experience with El Tecolote:
“Volunteering for El Tecolote has been such a positive and empowering experience, I have met so many wonderful mentors and gained many valuable skills as a photographer and a journalist. Hearing about their photo contest years ago was one of the best things that has ever happened to me.”
–Dianna K Arreola
“El Tecolote has being a very important chapter in my life, personally I found good friends; professionally I gain precious experience. I could document such an important historical moment in the history of San Francisco, in the front line, on the side of the working class.”
“As a journalist it’s always rewarding to capture moments that can go on forever and still have a powerful impact. I think that’s what we all strive for in this business. Working for El Tecolote has been a doorway to that dream of mine.”