Urban Voices

Father and daughter capture Mexican society in photographs

A Mexican photographer who began taking some of the first color photographs of Mexican society back in the 1970’s, inspired his daughter to follow his lead behind the lens. She joined his professional photography business and began taking photos as well – of Mexico’s upper-middle […]

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Trombonist Papo Vazquez at The Kennedy Center

Sometimes life’s challenges can turn you into a pioneer. Take the case of one musician who is our Urban Voice this week. Papo Vazquez spent his childhood growing up on the rough streets of Philadephia and his family’s native Puerto Rico. It was then he […]

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Carlee Fernandez’ sculptural hybrids

Carlee Fernandez’ sculptural hybrids

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington is currently offering an exhibit focusing on the contemporary portraits of six U.S. Latino artists. Under the title Portraiture Now: Staging the Self, these creative and often experimental works challenge our traditional view of a portrait.

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Washington’s hidden underground station

As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is widely known for its architecture. Classical structures like the White House and The U.S. Capitol abound.  But for this week’s Urban Voice, Americas Now visited a site in the city which has a strikingly modern […]

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Mas Paz seeks to make peace through art, giving

This week in Urban Voices talked with an artist who has blended his work with a cause. His name is Federico, but he goes by the name “Mas Paz,” which means more peace in Spanish. His signature traits are quite recognizable and reminiscent of indigenous alphabets […]

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