Robert Menendez is a United States senator and the son of Cuban immigrants. A Democrat, he currently serves on the Senate committees on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Finance; and Foreign Relations.
Julie Stav is a financial expert, educator, radio and television host, and best-selling author. She cofounded Tu Dinero, the first and only Spanish-language finance magazine in the United States, now published digitally and reaching more than 11 million readers each month.
Cesar Conde is the president of Univision Networks, the nation’s largest Spanish-language television network. He is the chairman and cofounder of the Futuro Program, a nonprofit organization that provides role models and educational workshops to Hispanic high school students.
John Leguizamo is a Colombian-born actor and comedian. His autobiographical one-man shows Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, and Ghetto Klown, in which he makes fun of the stereotyping of Latinos in the United States, have earned him Obie, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Emmy awards.
Marta Moreno Vega is founder and president of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. She is the author of The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santería and executive producer of a documentary film about the African-based religions of Cuba. Dr. Vega received her doctorate from Temple University in May 1995.
Best known by his stage name, Pitbull, Armando Christian Pérez is a Cuban American rapper. In 2005 Pérez and Sean Combs cofounded the record label Bad Boy Latino. Pitbull’s most recent album, Planet Pit, features collaborations with Enrique Iglesias, T-Pain, Marc Anthony, and Ne-Yo.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List
August 19–December 11, 2011
This exhibition presents twenty-five large-format color portraits of accomplished and influential Latinos from the worlds of culture, politics, business, and sports taken by the renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. In the manner of The Black List Project, Greenfield-Sanders’s 2008 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, which offered insights on what it means to be African American in contemporary society, The Latino List explores the meaning of “Latino” in the twenty-first century. The portraits, whose subjects include Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, John Leguizamo, Chi Chi Rodríguez, Sonia Sotomayor, Pitbull, and Gloria Estefan, will be accompanied by excerpts from a new documentary film, also called The Latino List, directed by Greenfield-Sanders with interviews conducted by Maria Hinojosa and additional interviews by Sandra Guzman, both Emmy Award–winning journalists. The photographed and filmed subjects will be seen and heard directly sharing their stories and experiences, illuminating the richness and diversity of Latino life in America.
The Latino List film will premiere on HBO on September 29. It will be presented at the Museum in its entirety throughout the run of the exhibition (dates/times to be announced), which coincides with the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15, 2011.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List is organized by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.