Fotoseptiembre

Arts & Culture
3:18 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Through Children's Eyes: War Refugee Photo Exhibit

Bantu Eyez
Cristina Jimenez Sanchez

I recently told you about an exhibit called Bantu Eyez. Since then, I was able to speak to the woman who actually shot the exhibit's pictures, and the story deepened a bit.

First, if you didn’t know that San Antonio even had a Somali Bantu refugee population, you’re not alone.

"I didn’t know that and I’ve lived in San Antonio all my life," said photographer Cristina Jimenez Sanchez, who captured all the exhibit’s images, and here's why.

"I felt it was something for San Antonio to know, for Texas to know, because they’re now part of Texas history," she said. 

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Arts & Culture
4:20 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Fotoseptiembre Exhibit 'Bantu Eyez' A Look At Somali Community In San Antonio

Cristina J. Sanchez showing pictures
Cristina J. Sanchez

A new photo exhibit is set to open, and its origins are curious. It’s called Bantu Eyez.

“Bantu Eyez is a wonderful exhibition of 26 photographs by Cristina Jimenez Sanchez, a wonderful local photographer," said Allison Hays Lane, University Health System’s art program manager who is curating the exhibit.

“And she had documented, over the last five years, children and adults from the Bantu community -- Somali community -- here in San Antonio,” she said.

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Arts & Culture
4:09 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

SAY Si's Fotoseptiembre Exhibit Made Of More Than Pictures

Harvey Bailey SAY Sí

There’s a photo exhibit that opens next week that’s a lot deeper than it first seems to be. Echoes: Reconstructions of Images Past is filled with pictures, but it’s how they got to be pictures that reveals their artistry.

“What the students are doing is they’re actually bringing family photographs, and they’re deconstructing those photographs, separating them foreground, middle and background,” said SAY Sí MEdia Arts Director Guillermina Zabala on the process. They students scan a picture then digitally separate its elements in Photoshop.

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Arts & Culture
12:31 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Visual Arts Festival FotoSeptiembre Beginning In San Antonio

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Mami Kiyoshi

It’s a festival where the visual arts are what really matters. It’s called Fotoseptiembre.

“Fotoseptiembre is an eclectic, inclusive, community-based festival, with curated components of international artists,” said Michael Mehl, the founder and director of the Fotoseptiembre USA International Photography Festival. And while pictures are its largest focus, there’s a wider angle to it.

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After School Programs
2:05 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Say Sí Students Learn to Illustrate Movement for Fotoseptiembre

Digital photography at the Say Sí exhibit.
Eileen Pace Texas Public Radio

The staff at Say Sí plans for a certain theme that can be woven into each show throughout the year. From there, students produce art pieces for a variety of events; Fotoseptiembre is one of those.

"Ok, so the theme of Fotoseptiembre; the theme was decided ahead of time during the project planning, and the theme was 'Stillness in Motion,'" said Nicole Amri, program and outreach coordinator for Say Sí.

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