Fotografica Productions

  Stories that Nurture the Human Spirit

FOTOGRAFICA PRODUCTIONS
 

FILM SHORT                       

FILM SCREENINGS   2020

El Museo del Barrio, New York City          Sept   2018  -  January        2019

Caribbean Cultural Center, NYC               Summer                                2019

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

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

El Museo del Barrio, NYC                          March 2014  -  September   2014       

BOOKS

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES

   The Afro-Descendant Project - Puerto Rico
portraits by Perla de Leon
  Reclaiming Identity and Honoring Our Ancestors
(watch trailer)https://vimeo.com/135829602

The Puerto Rican Civil Rights Movement

Surgeons operate with cell phones Oct 2017

Mayor of San Juan, Loiza, P.R.  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 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

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  

Caribbean Cultural Center Afro-Bembe Festival, Summer 2019

Film Shorts

National Memorial for Peace and Justice    Montgomery, Alabama

The War on Vieques

Communities under fire, 1970s

  Portraits

Fine Art Prints

Events

Interiors

 Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

London Radio      

THE INTERCEPT: The Battle for Paradise

Naomi Klein, March, 2018

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

©20O8 Perla de Leon All Rights Reserved

El Museo del Barrio, 104th Street & Fifth Avenue, New York City

Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography organized by Carmen Ramos, Chief Curator

Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC

http://www.elmuseo.org/down-these-mean-streets/http://www.elmuseo.org/down-these-mean-streets/http://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_9_link_0

44 female artists who lived and worked in New York City from 1920-2020                        January 2019 - January 2020

South Bronx Spirit

An abridged version can be viewed on

PBS.org

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Events

Available at Barnes  Noblehttps://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/home-so-different-so-appealing-chon-a-noriega/1125015586?ean=9780895511645&st=PLA&sid=BNB_ADL+Core+Generic+Books+-+Desktop+Medium&sourceId=PLAGoNA&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Google_c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5rCnjfOy5gIVLYNaBR2lPQm4EAYYASABEgKAPPD_BwE

  Perla de Leon was born in New York City.

She received an MFA in photography at Brooklyn College and attended Columbia University's Graduate Program in Film Directing. Perla taught photography and video production to           High School and College students, curated Latin American Photography exhibitions,                produced training videos for the Board of Education and freelanced in a variety of                       crew positions in television and film production.

                                                                                                                                                               

Perla's photographs are in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC and El Museo del Barrio and Gracie Mansion in NYC. Her work has been exhibited in museums in Mexico City, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Houston, Los Angeles,                           Barcelona and New York City and has been published in Germany and Brazil.                                                     

NY Times Review: Smithsonian Museum

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/arts/design/review-smithsonian-american-art-museum-latino-.html                                       

NYTimes Review
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/20/arts/design/art-by-women-at-gracie-mansion.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/20/arts/design/art-by-women-at-gracie-mansion.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/20/arts/design/art-by-women-at-gracie-mansion.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/20/arts/design/art-by-women-at-gracie-mansion.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0shapeimage_11_link_1

Barcelona, 2020

EXHIBITIONS 2020- 2021

EXHIBITIONS

November 27- December 13, 2020

IN PROGRESS

CHAPEL OF GRATITUDE

Gracie Mansion - NYC Mayor's Home built 1799

African Diaspora International Film Festival

© 1980 Perla de Leon

© 1980 Perla de Leon

© 1980 Perla de Leon

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Decade of Fire

PBS and Documentary Film Festivals 2019

trailer:  https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/517609942https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/517609942http://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_12_link_0