PRESS RELEASE: Bernal Gallery Presents 31 Female Photographers from Arizona and México, Oct. 24

Invisible Borders: Women Photographers from Fotógrafas del Norte, MAPA – Estado de México, and BorderLens Southwest

Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
PCC West Campus
2202 W, Anklam Rd. 85709

October 24 – December 9, 2022

Reception: November 2, 5-7 p.m. Panel discussion: November 2, 6 p.m., Sonia Madrigal, Velia de la Cruz, Alejandra Platt-Torres and Vicky Westover (CFA, Recital Hall)

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Tucson, Arizona— The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents Invisible Borders, an exhibition of 31 female photographers from México and Southern Arizona.  Fotográfas del Norte from the northern border states of MÉXICO, MAPA a group of photographers from the state of Mexico, and BorderLens Southwest, a new group of Tucson female photographers represent the artists in this massive exhibition. Collaboration with photographer Alejandra Platt-Torres and Director David Andres brings this exciting group of women photographers to the Bernal Gallery.  Andres states,

“The collaboration between the photographers, curators, and digital printer Ernesto Esquire, brings to life the dream of having women artists from both sides of the border temporarily make the divisions disappear.”  

Photographers included in the exhibit:

FOTÓGRAFAS DEL NORTE: Sylvia Alonso, Itzel Aguilera, Adriana Balderrama, Irma Bejarle, Persia Campbell, Edith Cota, Velia de la Cruz, Alejandra Olivas Dávila, Angelica Escoto, Alicia Fernández, Laura Méndez, Liliana Hueso, Monica Lozano, Mayra Martell, Elizabeth Moreno, Natalia Barragán Orozco, Norma Domínguez, Lupita Campos. 

MAPA: Sonia Madrigal.

BORDERLENS SOUTHWEST: Megan Ace, Shari Coia, Karina Fassett, Theresa Lynne Gredig, Shelli Hall, Kalei Harmon, Marcia Lambert, Puspa Lohmeyer, Bee Ottinger, Donna Stephenson, Britten Traughber, Vicky Westover.

Sponsors for this exhibition include Kathi and Bob Sanders, Donna and Frank Whitman, LAAP Latin American Art Patrons/TMA, and a grant from BorderLens SW and MOCA Tucson.