Rivera Reynaldo, Elyse Regehr and Javier Orosco, Downtown LA, 1989, digital print from negative. © Rivera Reynaldo. Courtesy the artist; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York / Los Angeles; and Aperture.

William Camargo, photography "We Gonna Have to Move Out Soon Fam!"  showing a person standing on a sidewalk infront of a fence. The white sign is covering the person's face and reads "This area will gentrify soon"

You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography celebrates the dynamic photography of Latinx artists across the United States. The exhibition brings together established and emerging artists, who tackle themes of political resistance, family and community, fashion and culture, and the complexity of identity in American life.  

Artists in the exhibition contribute to a vast visual archive of the Latinx experience as pluralistic, nuanced, and fluid. They illustrate a range of histories and geographies, contextualize and reinterpret watershed social and artistic movements, stake space for queerness, and articulate the importance of photography within the larger field of Latinx art.  

Guadalupe Rosales, Nicola's, 2022

You Belong Here explores contemporary photography that sheds light on social spaces—from intimate portrayals of home and family to collective experiences of the streets and nightlife—as well as the in-betweenness, or nepantla, of transnational, multiracial, and postcolonial identities. It generates an expansive dialogue about visibility and belonging for Latinx people. 

The exhibition features works by Laura Aguilar, Genesis Báez, William Camargo, Sofía Córdova, Perla de Leon, Tarrah Krajnak, Hiram Maristany, Joiri Minaya, Steven Molina Contreras, Star Montana, Eddie Quiñones, Reynaldo Rivera, Guadalupe Rosales, Gabriela Ruiz and Bibs Moreno, and John M. Valadez. 

Curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, chief curator and deputy director of curatorial and collections at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, You Belong Here, organized by Aperture, originates from Tompkins Rivas’s work as guest editor of “Latinx,” the Winter 2021 issue of Aperture magazine. 


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Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: You Belong Here Opening Day

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Workshop for Teachers: What’s in a Story?

Sunday, September 17, 2023, 12 - 4 p.m.: ¡Vamos to the Carlos!

Monday, September 18, 2023, 7:30 p.m.: Carlos Reads Signs Preceding the End of the World 

Sunday, September 24, 2023, 2 - 4 p.m.: Workshop for Children: Cyanotype Self Portraits

Friday, September 29, 2023, 5 - 7 p.m.: Emory Student Night

Sunday, October 1, 2023, 12 - 3 p.m.: Sunday FUNday: This Moment in Time

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 7:30 p.m.: Pilar Tompkins Rivas Curatorial Talk

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 5:30 p.m.: Workshop for Teachers: Beyond a Monolith

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m.: Constructing an Image: A Conversation with Atlanta Latinx Photographers

Sunday, October 15, 2023, 2 - 4 p.m.: Workshop for Children: Identity Threads

Monday, October 23, 2023, 7:30 p.m.: Carlos Reads: Making of the Latino South: A History of Racial Formation

Wednesday, October 25, 2023: With Pride: Latinx Photographer Reynaldo Rivera

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 7 p.m: Moving Still: A Night of Dance 

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 8 p.m.: Moving Still: A Night of Dance

Sunday, November 19, 2023, 2 - 4 p.m.: Workshop for Children: Building a Home

Monday, November 27, 2023, 7:30 p.m.: Carlos Reads: The Answer/La Respuesta

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 1 - 4 p.m.: Sunday FUNday: Make it Visible 



For high-resolution images of works in the exhibition, please contact Emily Knight at



Reynaldo Rivera, Elyse Regehr and Javier Orosco, Downtown LA, 1989, digital print from negative. © Reynaldo Rivera. Courtesy of the artist; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York / Los Angeles; and Aperture.

William Camargo, We Gonna Have to Move Out Soon Fam!, Anaheim, 2019, archival pigment print. ©  William Camargo. Courtesy of the artist and Aperture. 

Guadalupe Rosales, Nicola's, 2022, archival pigment print. © Guadalupe Rosales. Courtesy of the artist; Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles; and Aperture.  



This exhibition has been made possible in Atlanta through generous support from the Charles S. Ackerman Fund, Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities' United We Stand Initiative, and the Massey Charitable Trust.

This exhibition is supported by valued community partners: Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Latin American Association, Placita Latina, and Topo Chico.