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Irma S. Bohorquez-Geisler

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Profession: Photographer
Location: Staten Island, New York , United States
Home base: New York
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Work phone 718-448-8348
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MEXICANation
Irma Bohorquez-Geisler

The Snug Harbor Cultural center is proud to present MEXICANation: Irma Bohorquez-Geisler from April 6 to April 30, 2010. MEXICANation is curated by Monica Valenzuela.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Dates: April 6 – 30, 2010
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Admission: Free.
Location: The Snug Harbor Cultural
Winter Garden Gallery, Building P.
1000 Richmond Terrace,
Staten Island, NY. 10301.

Contact: Irma Bohorquez-Geisler irma621@yahoo.com or (718) 448-8348.

MEXICANation features twenty-four silver gelatin prints that are part of a long-term photo essay by Irma Bohórquez-Geisler. Her aim is to document the rapidly growing Mexican immigrant community as they establish themselves in New York City. Reflecting on a relevant, current social dynamic, Irma develops a rich, visual narrative of daily life from within the local Mexican-American community, paying special attention to how immigrant communities bring and adapt tradition in their new lives. Her work is especially sensitive to how they balance the competing expectations of their cultural, ethnic, and American identities as they shift between the public and private domains. Snug Harbor Cultural Center is pleased to participate in Immigrant Heritage, a citywide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions of immigrants in New York City. Established by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2004 and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the event is a rich collection of free of low-cost programs that build cross-cultural understanding between New Yorkers. For more information on Immigrant Heritage Week please visit www.nyc.gov/immigrants

Irma Bohorquez-Geisler was born in Mexico City. Irma received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM) and a PhD. in Ecological Entomology, from the University of Oxford.
Irma moved to New York City in 1991 and has been a Staten Island resident since 1992. She began her work in photography in 1998. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout New York City galleries in solo and group exhibitions, including the Alice Austin House Museum, Staten Island Institute of Arts & Science Museum (where her photographs are in the permanent collection), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, A.I.R. Gallery, Soho20 Chelsea, Cork Gallery,
Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery and the Professional Women Photographers (PWP. She has exhibited in Mexico City, been published in national magazines and is in many private collections. Irma has been awarded multiple grants from the Council on the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island. In 2009 JP Morgan Chase funded her current project, a long-term photo essay project on the Mexican Immigrant Community in New York.

Contact Information: Irma Bohorquez-Geisler at irma621@yahoo.com or 718-448-8348, ONLINE Viewing: http://www.rejectedletterstotheeditor.com/immigration5.html

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MEXICANation
Irma Bohórquez-Geisler

The Snug Harbor Cultural center is proud to present MEXICANation: Irma Bohórquez-Geisler from April 6 to April 30, 2010. MEXICANation is curated by Monica Valenzuela.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Dates: April 6 – 30, 2010
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Admission: Free.
Location: The Snug Harbor Cultural
Winter Garden Gallery, Building P.
1000 Richmond Terrace,
Staten Island, NY. 10301.

Contact: Irma Bohórquez-Geisler irma621@yahoo.com or (718) 448-8348; Monica Valenzuela at mvalenzuela@snug-harbor.org.
General information: (718) 425-3554 and (718) 425-3509

MEXICANation features twenty-four silver gelatin prints that are part of a long-term photo essay by Irma Bohórquez-Geisler. Her aim is to document the rapidly growing Mexican immigrant community as they establish themselves in New York City. Reflecting on a relevant, current social dynamic, Irma develops a rich, visual narrative of daily life from within the local Mexican-American community, paying special attention to how immigrant communities bring and adapt tradition in their new lives. Her work is especially sensitive to how they balance the competing expectations of their cultural, ethnic, and American identities as they shift between the public and private domains. Snug Harbor Cultural Center is pleased to participate in Immigrant Heritage, a citywide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions o immigrants in New York City. Established by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2004 and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the event is a rich collection of free o low-cost programs that build cross-cultural understanding between New Yorkers. For more information on Immigrant Heritage Week please visit www.nyc.gov/immigrants

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ONLINE Viewing: http://www.rejectedletterstotheeditor.com/immigration5.html

DIRECTIONS Via mass transit from Manhattan, take the 1 to South Ferry, 4/5 to Bowling Green or R/W to White Hall. Exit and walk south to blue neon Staten Island terminal to take free ferry. After landing take the S40 bus at Gate D to travel along Richmond Terrace, less than a 10-minute ride. Let the bus driver know that you want to get off at Snug Harbor.

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