Program Type:Arts and Crafts, Civic Engagement, History, Immigrant Services, More Fun Stuff, Older Adults, Social Events
This Hispanic Heritage Month teens, tweens and families will have the opportunity to team up with local photographer Armando Geneyro for a mini studio session to create a family portrait. During this time Armando will document families in a formal studio session at select branches then turn his camera over to allow youth a chance to capture their family from their perspective. Images will be printed and sent out to families after the event. This is the artist's way to celebrate Latino families and provide group portraits to families who may not necessarily have the opportunity and/or means to document their family through high-quality portraiture.
Other program dates:
September 25, 2021
10:30am - 1:30pm
at Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
October 2, 2021
10:30am - 1:30pm
at Montbello Branch Library
About the artist: Armando is a photographer based out of Denver. He was born and raised in California’s central coast. At the age of 20, he joined the Air Force, serving for 6 years. After his service, Armando graduated with a political science degree from Metro State University of Denver.
He is a versatile photographer who specializes in events coverage and photojournalism. His passion, however, resides in his street-level photography where he is able to connect to his subjects and learn from different cultural perspectives.
Over the last seven years, Armando had documented several Denver subcultures, from the local hip-hop scene to lowriders and cruisers. He also helped found Theyshootn, a collective of photographers who have hosted several visual-based events that celebrate the people of Denver, while collecting resources for the community.
Currently, Armando spends his time mentoring youth through local arts programs and working for Denver Public Schools’ office of Student Equity and Opportunity.
This event is in English.
En este Mes de la Herencia Hispana, los adolescentes y sus familias tendrán la oportunidad de colaborar con el fotógrafo local Armando Geneyro, para una mini sesión fotográfica en la que juntos crearán un retrato de familia. Durante estas sesiones, Armando creará un documental fotográfico de las familias en una sesión de fotografía formal. Luego, le dará oportunidad a los adolescentes de tomar fotos y capturar a sus familias desde su propia perspectiva. Las sesiones se llevarán a cabo en algunas sucursales seleccionadas de la biblioteca. Las imágenes se imprimirán y se enviarán a las familias después del evento. De esta manera el artista celebra a las familias latinas y les proporciona retratos de alta calidad, ya que algunas familias no tienen la oportunidad o los recursos necesarios para crear su propio documental fotográfico de alta calidad.