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Cuba: Beauty and Sadness

 09/11/2017 - 15:04
Sandy Stolzman by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News 

Sandy Stolzman redefines contemporary third-world travel photography by purposefully transcending above the stereotyped role of Bacardí rum-drinking and sandy toed White tourist with a camera slung across her neck, and the results are obvious. With a wily media and with curated social accounts that love to romanticize Cuba, Stolzman is able to keenly perceive through her lens what is objectively beautiful- and what is objectively sad -about the island.

 

Cuba begins school year with challenge to update system, train more teachers

 09/04/2017 - 17:00
Three children pose for a photo during the start date of the 2017-2018 school year, in Havana, Cuba on Sept. 4, 2017. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Universal free education is one of the hallmarks of the Cuban Revolution, although for a number of years the shortfall in the number of teachers and reportedly low quality of the offered classes have been the focus of attention on the island, where students make up about one-fifth of the population.

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“Todos merecemos dignidad y respeto, sea cual sea nuestro trabajo”

 08/09/2017 - 04:47
 La artista y muralista Michelle Angela Ortiz creció en el barrio de South Philly al cuidado de su abuela colombiana mientras sus padres, inmigrantes Latinoamericanos, se pasaban el día trabajando. Foto: Neal Santos

Nacida en South Philly de padres inmigrantes Latinos, Michelle Angela Ortiz ha sido premiada con la prestigiosa beca de la Robert Rauschenberg Foundation por su trabajo con los inmigrantes indocumentados y las familias separadas por deportaciones. Su primer sketchbook fueron hojas de papel botadas.

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Open Your Eyes: A South Philly Gallery Celebrates Latin American Art for Nearly 50 Years

 08/04/2017 - 15:53
One of the many multihued and adorned walls of Eye's Gallery. Photographed by Mónica Marie Zorrilla. 

If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents. 

Artista Latina de Philly premiada con prestigiosa beca por su activismo social

 07/31/2017 - 12:12
"We Are Human Beings" installed in front of the ICE building in Philadelphia. A work by Latino artist Michelle Angela Ortiz. Photo Credit: Steve Weinik

Michelle Angela Ortiz, nacida en el seno de una familia de inmigrantes Latinos de South Philly, es uno de los nueve artistas de todo el país premiados con la prestigiosa beca de $100,000 otorgada por la Robert Rauschenberg Foundation a los artistas con demostrado compromiso social. 

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