Americanos offered an exceptional opportunity for museums to reach out to Latino audiences by presenting an outstanding collection of photographs that reflect their rich cultural heritage. The exhibition afforded myriad possibilities for educational and public programming, since it covers a variety of topics related to the contemporary Latino experience.
Photographs were selected by SITES; Michel du Cille, photography editor, The Washington Post; Eric Easter, CEO, OneMedia and co-creator of the 1992 SITES exhibition Songs of My People; Jose Galvez, Pulitizer Prize-winning photographer; Mark Hinojosa, associate managing editor, the Chicago Tribune; Liliana Nieto del Rio, award-winning photographer; and Edward James Olmos, actor and project organizer.
The photographers represented in the exhibition were: Jules Allen, Hector Amezcua, Juana Arias, Aurelio Jose Barrera, Andy Barron, John Castillo, Al Diaz, Jimmy Dorantes, Hector Emanuel, Curtis Fukuda, Jose Galvez, Timothy Gonzalez, Janet Jarman, Ramon Mena Owens, Genaro Molina, Liliana Nieto del Rio, Jose Osorio, Antonio Perez, Paul Perez, Pedro Perez, Eugene Richards, Carlos Rios, Rita Rivera, Alexis Rodriguez Duarte, Miriam Romais, Marcio Sanchez, Beatriz Terrazas, Nuri Vallbona, Jose Luis Villegas, and Magdalena Zavala.
Americanos was made possible through the generous support of Time Warner and Qwest Communications. Additional support was provided by Farmers Insurance.
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This Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibition toured from 1999-2004.