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Charles Biasiny-Rivera: Memories of El Barrio and En Foco

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Watch the premiere video screening of an oral history with photographer and En Foco founder Charles Biasiny-Rivera. Held in conversation with El Museo del Barrio's Chief Curator Rodrigo Moura and Curator Susanna V. Temkin, Biasiny-Rivera shares details about his childhood growing up in East Harlem and the Bronx, his initial forays into photography, the formation of En Foco, and his experiences taking images in New York City schools as part of the Documentation Portfolio currently on view.

The interview was conducted upon the inauguration of El Museo's current exhibition En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973-1974, with the support of Bloomberg Connects.

This program is in partnership with En Foco, Inc.

This program is made possible by the generous support of TD Bank. En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74 is made possible thanks to Tony Bechara, the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature, and New York State Senator José M. Serrano. Additional support provided by The Nazario Family Fund. Special thanks to En Foco Inc.

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El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo's wide-ranging collections and critically acclaimed exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.

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