Clowns, culture and the coronavirus pandemic are some of the themes of the Bronx Documentary Center’s third Annual Latin American Foto Festival, which features award-winning photographers from the Caribbean and Latin America.

Relocated outdoors due to the pandemic, this year’s festival will feature large-scale photographs displayed throughout New York’s Melrose community.

Works by artists from Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile and Argentina will be displayed with photos from a variety of projects focusing on social issues.

Here is a selection of some of this year’s featured photographers alongside their comments on their projects.

Luisa Dörr

“Historically, as in other countries, women have been largely excluded from Brazil’s cowboy culture.

“But in recent years, women are on a winning streak, whether as rodeo pageant beauty queens,

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