About Nuevayorkinos

Founded and curated by Djali Alessandra Brown-Cepeda, a second-generation Dominican-American woman from Uptown, Nuevayorkinos is a visual digitized archive dedicated to the ÑYC Latinx experience. By documenting the stories of those who have come from Latin America and the Caribbean and made ÑYC their home, Nuevayorkinos seeks to act as an antidote to the harmful, singular media representations of Latinidad. As the political climate of the nation (and the globe) finds itself engulfed in a wave of xenophobia, telling our stories becomes all the more important. Further, as Latinxs—and POC as a whole—find themselves displaced due to rising rent in once-culturally-specific enclaves, Nuevayorkinos reminds the city—and the world—that Latinxs are an integral part of NYC's social fabric and, by proxy, the nation as a whole. Whether one has immigrated from Colombia, Haiti, DR, Mexico, Brasil, or the Dominican Republic, Nuevayorkinos is a large family photo album celebrating our personal and collective historias.