Fotografica Productions

  Stories that Nurture the Human Spirit



2024                  Lucas Museum of Narrative Art                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                      2019/2020         Gracie Mansion                                           New York City Mayor's Mansion  


2020                  Foto Nostrum Gallery                                 Barcelona, Spain


2020                  PS109  Gallery                                             99 Street bet 2nd & 3rd Ave, NYC 


2019                  Caribbean Cultural Center                         East Harlem Art Park, NYC 


2019                  El Museo del Barrio 50th Anniversary      New York City


2018                  The Photo Review                                       Sarah Meister, MOMA curator 


2017/2018         Museum of Fine Arts                                  Houston, Texas 


2017/2018         Los Angeles County Museum of Art         Los Angeles, California


2017                  Smithsonian Museum of Art                      Museum Mall, Washington DC 


2014                  El Museo del Barrio                                    New York City                                                                                                     



   The Afro-Descendant Project - Puerto Rico
(watch trailer)

The War on Vieques                                         

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


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.

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

Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Photo by Carmen Velasco

Comerio, Puerto Rico, Photos by Ayala

Photos and  Blog by Perla de Leon   (click to view)

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


The Afro-Descendant Project - Puerto Rico  

Film Shorts

National Memorial for Peace and Justice                                                           


Fine Art Prints



 Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

London Radio      

THE INTERCEPT: The Battle for Paradise

Naomi Klein, March, 2018

Down These Mean Streets:

Community and Place in Urban Photography Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC / El Museo del Barrio, NYC          

44 female artists who lived and worked in

New York City from 1920-2020

January 2019 - January 2020

South Bronx Spirit  


Available at Barnes  Noble

Perla de Leon was born in New York City.

Perla received an MFA in photography at Brooklyn College and attended Columbia University's Graduate Film Director's Program. She 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 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                                       

NYTimes Review

Barcelona, 2020

Photography Exhibitions

November 27- December 13, 2020



Gracie Mansion - NYC Mayor's Home built 1799

African Diaspora International Film Festival

© 1980 Perla de Leon

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Decade of Fire

PBS and Documentary Film Festivals

©20O8 Perla de Leon All Rights Reserved

Home So Different, So Appealing


LACMA, Los Angeles

Museum of Fine Art, Houston                                                                         

© 2020 Perla de Leon

© 2020 Perla de Leon

© 2020 Perla de Leon

© 2020 Perla de Leon

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