The Latino List, A Photography Exhibit at Brooklyn Museum

The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing factions in the United States. For years, this group of immigrants and their descendents have greatly contributed to our Melting Pot culture. The renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders currently has an exhibit presenting the photographs of 25 influential Latinos from the worlds of culture, politics, business, and sports. His subjects include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actor and comedian John Leguizamo, actress Eva Longoria, rapper Pitbull (Armando Christian Pérez), singer Gloria Estefan, professional golfer Juan Antonio “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, and president of Univision Networks Cesar Conde. The photographs are part of a larger project, known as the Latino List, which explores what it means to be “Latino” in the 21st century through documentary film. The photographed and filmed subjects share their stories and experiences, giving us a look into the richness and diversity of Latino life in America. The Latino List film will premiere on HBO on September 29. The photography exhibit will be at the Brooklyn Museum, on the 1st floor of the Great Hall, from August 19 to December 11, 2011. If you find yourself in New York City, take the time to visit it.