Fotografica Productions

  Stories that Nurture the Human Spirit

FOTOGRAFICA PRODUCTIONS
 
In Defense of Paradise                        In_Defense_Synopsis.htmlIn_Defense_Synopsis.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0
Escape to ParadiseEscape_Synopsis.htmlEscape_Synopsis.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
Lessons from ParadiseLessons_from_Paradise_Synopsis.htmlLessons_from_Paradise_Synopsis.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0
Dangerous Paradisehttp://livepage.apple.com/http://fotograficaproductions.com/FOTOGRAFICAproductions.com/Dangerous_Synopsis.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0

FILM SHORTS                       

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

"South Bronx Spirit" photo series

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston                  Nov  19,  2017  -  February  4  2018                   Los Angeles County Museum of Art         June 11,  2017  -  October 15  2017

Smithsonian Museum of Art, Wash DC     May  12,  2017  -  August    6  2017

El Museo del Barrio, NYC                           March      2014  -  September  2014       

Vivian Vasquez, Director / Julia Steele Allen, Co-Producer  Gretchen Hildebran, Editor  / Perla de Leon, Photography

PHOTO-INSTALLATION AND BOOK

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2019-2020)

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES

   The Afro-Descendant Project - Puerto Rico
portraits by Perla de Leon
  Reclaiming Identity and Honoring Our Ancestors
Perla's Community Portrait  https://americanart.si.edu/artist/perla-de-leon-31062https://americanart.si.edu/artist/perla-de-leon-31062http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2017/streets/shapeimage_9_link_0
(watch trailer)https://vimeo.com/135829602

THE PUERTO RICAN (AMERICAN) CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

in development                         

Surgeons operate with cell phones Oct 2017

Mayor of San Juan checking on residents Sept, 2017

Toa Baja, a dear friend's community Sept 2017

Elderly in mountain communities, Oct 2017

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Loiza, Puerto Rico - December, 2017 Photos by Sylvia Calzada

March, 2018                                

Six months after the storm, deaf children are finally less terrified of the night thanks to your generous donation of  Solar Lights


https://luminaid.com/pages/perladeleon


Every time we reach 250 lights, Luminaid ships to San Juan for distribution by friends and colleagues. Please forward link widely.

Sincerely, Perla

Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Photo by Carmen Velasco

©1980 Perla de Leon

Comerio, Puerto Rico, Photos by Ayala

Photos and  Blog by Perla de Leon   (click to view)http://lavoz-prcc.org/2018/04/puerto-rico-three-months-and-six-months-after-hurricane-maria/

S.O.S. from Elderly - March, 2018

POP-OP EXHIBITION: "The Afro-Descendant Project - Puerto Rico"   (20) 1.7' x 3' Banners

©1980 Perla de Leon

Listen to Radio Interviewhttps://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/constructive-forces-4-april-2018-perla-de-leon/

Photo Series and Talk:

Peace and Justice Memorial, Montgomery, Alabama

"The Changing South: Memorials, Museums and Plantations"

"South Bronx Spirit: 1970s New York

As New York approached bankruptcy, politicians closed 50 fire houses and other basic


services throughout the South Bronx and other poor neighborhoods.

BOOKS:

  Portraits

Artistic Prints

Events

Interiors

 Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

RADIO BROADCAST: Constructive Forces with Kate Yoland _ April, 2018

THE INTERCEPT: The Battle for Paradise

Naomi Klein, March, 2018

https://theintercept.com/2018/03/20/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-recovery/

©2017 Perla de Leon All Rights Reserved



Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography

organized by Carmen Ramos, Chief Curator Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC

September 13, 2018 - January 6, 2019