Closing Reception for Complices en la Resistencia
Friday at 6 PM – 9 PM
2958 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110
Join us for the closing reception for El Tecolote’s 6th annual exhibition!
Participate in that evening’s panel from 7:30 – 8:30 PM with El Tecolote’s photo editor and multidisciplinary artist Natasha Kohli, curator of our Cómplices en la Resistencia show alongside photographers Carla Ramirez, Mabel Jiménez, and illustrator Gabriela Alemán.
The conversation will be moderated by El Tecolote journalist Casey Ticsay.
The illustrations and photographs included in this exhibition depict the strong visual content that shapes and defines El Tecolote, Acción Latina’s legacy bilingual community based newspaper—celebrating 50 years this August!
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El Tecolote Newspaper’s
6th Annual Exhibition
Opening Reception: Dec. 14th, 2019 // 6 – 9 PM
Closing Reception: Jan. 10, 2020 // 6 – 9 PM
Exhibition Dates: Dec. 14, 2019 – Jan. 14, 2020
Acción Latina is pleased to announce the opening reception for its 6th annual multidisciplinary exhibition showcasing the talented photographers and illustrators who volunteer their hard work, time and energy for El Tecolote newspaper.
Curated by El Tecolote’s Photo Editor and multidisciplinary artist Natasha Kohli, Cómplices en la Resistencia, honors the resilience and solidarity within intersecting struggles and celebrations that exist across communities in the Bay Area and beyond.
The work included in this exhibition depicts the strong visual content that shapes and defines the bilingual community based publication.
Chris “L7” Cuadrado
Alejandro Galicia Diaz
David Mamaril Horowitz
Valeria Olguín Ontiveros
Carla Hernández Ramírez
Sophia Schultz Rocha
Mark Jayson Quines
FOOD POP UP: La Guerrera’s Kitchen
MUSIC BY MISTER REY
Previously known as the annual Latino Life Photography Exhibition, curated by El Tecolote’s former photo editor Mabel Jiménez, the show’s title is a nod to the Indigenous Action’s zine “Accomplices Not Allies – Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex,” an extremely thorough and revolutionary guide for identifying points of intervention against the “allyship industrial complex.” The term refers to the problematic approach of activists addressing “community issues” from a capitalistic and exploitative lens, which is often seen in photojournalism and the documentary industry.
An excerpt from the text referred to above:
“Where struggle is commodity, allyship is currency. Ally has also become an identity, disembodied from any real mutual understanding of support. The risks of an ally who provides support or solidarity (usually on a temporary basis) in a fight are much different than that of an accomplice. When we fight back or forward, together, becoming complicit in a struggle towards liberation, we are accomplices.”
We consider our contributors to be accomplices in the resistance(s) that affect many lives, specifically those of Indigenous groups and People of Color across diverse backgrounds. These photographers and illustrators use their resources, privileges and skills to document the often untold stories that are prioritized and amplified in our platform – from the crisis at the U.S. Mexico border to the fight against gentrification in the Mission, to the Guatemalan Mam community of Oakland, to the artist behind the aesthetic of the Black Panther movement, to the mothers using art as a tool for change, to First Nation people shedding light on the missing and murdered women in their communities, and much more.