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Powerful Pan-American Documentary Photography Exhibition

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 30, 2023

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2023

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The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture will tonight unveil “From SA to SA: From South America to San Antonio,” an exhibition that demonstrates the power of documentary photography as a direct representation of our realities and as a force of social change. The opening reception starts at 6 p.m. at the Centro de Artes Gallery and will be the first chance for the community to explore over 200 works from 20 award-winning Latin American and Latinx photographers living in South, Central and North America.


Curated by San Antonio multi-disciplinary artist and educator Guillermina Zabala, the artworks focus on the interconnected weaving of individual and collective stories depicted in appealing, powerful and thought-provoking photographic images. Topics covered include immigration, indigenous realities, aftereffects of the COVID pandemic and women’s rights.

“As an Argentine-American artist and curator, I wanted to bring part of my history and culture to San Antonio,” Zabala said.  “With this exhibit I present a glimpse of a wider panorama of sociopolitical and economic realities emerging from Latin America and Latinx communities in the U.S. Through striking imagery and compelling storytelling I want to invite the audience to immerse themselves in the stories, the places and the people.”


The exhibition features work by Rodrigo Abd, Sara Aliaga, Eliana Aponte, Guillermo Arias, María Paula Avila, Verónica Gabriela Cárdenas, María Eugenia Cerutti, Francisco Cortés, Ana Carolina Fernandes, Mariana Greif, Sáshenka Gutiérrez Valerio, Adeline Lulo, Tamara Merino, Sandro Pereyra, Natacha Pisarenko, Joseph Rodriguez, Jorge Saenz, Claudio Santana, Yvonne Venegas and Martín Zabala.

“Images are an illuminating component in storytelling and these artists expertly use their cameras to document social change, historical events and everyday life,” said Department of Arts & Culture Executive Director Krystal Jones. “At first you may think the photography on display is straight forward, yet when you take a closer look, you quickly discover alternative ways of viewing the world through these talented artists’ eyes.”

The exhibition will be on display through December 30, 2023, with the following key programming dates:

  • Thursday, August 10, 2023: Opening Reception, 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023: Artist Talk, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023: Online Artist Talk, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 30, 2023: Exhibit Closes

Centro de Artes is free to visit and open to the public Wednesdays – Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays – Sundays Noon – 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and City holidays.


City of San Antonio
(210) 207-6000
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Centro de Artes Gallery
101 S. Santa Rosa Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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(210) 207-1436
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