On August, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies along with the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans was honored to present Tiempo de Danzón, an exhibit of photographs by Cristina Kahlo – historian, lecturer, photographer, and great niece of the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The exhibit was shown from August 2nd through August 31st, 2012 at the New Orleans Healing Center.
The exhibit consists of 50 photographs taken in a period of four years, during which the artist captured the couples, outfits and essence of Danzón, the Mexican dance of Afro-Cuban origin that influenced many Latin dance styles. The images document the atmosphere of the dance evenings at the "Los Angeles" ballroom and at the “Plaza de la Ciudadela” in Mexico City, letting the viewer into the urban culture of Danzón in Mexico.
Christina Kahlo’s photographic work has been shown in more than 40 collective exhibits in Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium and the United States.
Other collections by the artist include “Sogo Bo”, “Noviembre 2” and “Rituales”.