Joana Toro: On the Latino Trans Community in New York
Joana Toro, a documentary photographer based in the New York, has been working on an ongoing project, TransLatina, about the city’s Latino trans population. Many in this community first came to the United States to escape the intolerance and violence they faced in their home countries across Latin America. But they continue to suffer from discrimination and harassment today, even in the neighborhoods where they live. Toro’s photos document the political organizing happening in the community and include intimate portraits of these women in their homes, coupled with interviews about their past and current perspectives. Recently, Toro shared part of this project during a takeover of the Open Society Foundations’ Instagram feed. See some of her work below.