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(McAllen, TX) – On loan and organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Latino List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders presents thirty-one portraits of influential Latinos who span the worlds of culture, business, politics, and sports. From professional golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez to rapper Pitbull to Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, renowned photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders documents the vibrant culture of Hispanic America. The Latino List is the major fall exhibition for the International Museum of Art & Science in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Texas is particularly well-represented in the series, which features former mayor Henry Cisneros, writer Sandra Cisneros, and South Texas’s actress Eva Longoria. The Latino List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is scheduled to be on view at the International Museum of Art & Science from September 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
The Latino List Volume 1, a documentary directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders that originally aired on HBO, will also be shown in the exhibition. The documentary presents a series of video portraits of Latinos in America reflecting upon their backgrounds, their philosophies and their experiences living in a society where new opportunities abound but challenges still exist.
IMAS President & Executive Director, Serena Pandos states, “We’re pleased to be given the opportunity to present this extraordinarily relevant and timely exhibit from the San Antonio Museum of Art. We know it will resonate with our community well and will continue to encourage an important dialogue about the Latino experience here in America.”
The full list of portraits included in the exhibit is as follows: • Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch • Henry Cisneros • Sandra Cisneros • César Conde • Victor Cruz • Ralph de la Vega • Emilio Estefan • Gloria Estefan • Giselle Fernández • José Fernández • America Ferrera • Nely Galán • Maria Hinojosa • Dolores Huerta • John Leguizamo • Eva Longoria • George Lopez • Robert Menéndez • Dr. Marta Moreno Vega • Janet Murguía • Soledad O’Brien • Pitbull • Judy Reyes • Chi Chi Rodríguez • Anthony D. Romero • Jon Seda • Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo • Sonia Sotomayor • Julie Stav • Christy Turlington Burns • Raúl Yzaguirre
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, The Whitney Museum and The National Portrait Gallery among others. As one of America’s foremost contemporary portraitists, Greenfield-Sanders (American, born 1952) has explored constructions of identity and community throughout his career. His works invite viewers to ask questions about how we participate in groups, both self-defined and defined by others. Is there an essential communal identity? At the same time, his candid portraits celebrate the individual characters of their sitters. Previous series include The Black List (2008), a collection of contemporary African American sitters; Injured Soldiers (2008); About Face (2012), portraits of female models; The Women’s List (2015); and The Trans List (2017).
Greenfield-Sanders has also made award-winning documentaries that similarly explore community and biography including Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, which won a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Video.
The exhibition is included in the cost of General Admission and is free for IMAS Members.
The Latino List is generously funded by the Inter National Bank, Vantage Bank Texas, the Loring Cook Foundation, the James W. and Kathleen C. Collins Family Foundation, Hector Guerra, Katherine and James McAllen, and Steven and Stephanie Block.