September 25, 2014

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



MARTIN
[ICON IMAGE OF PHOTO PROJECT]
(EL SALVADOR)
ELECTRICIAN AND FORKLIFT (INDUSTRIAL) OPERATOR,
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



POLICE OFFICERS AND SUPPORT TEAM AT BURLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, NC
- FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: CPL PHILIP BOLTON (USA), RAMONA RASCOE, EVIDENCE (MEXICO), BPD CHIEF JEFF SMYTHE (USA), PATRICIA REYES-FARMER, VICTIM ASSISTANT COORDINATOR (COLOMBIA), GRANVILLE SIMMONS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, DIRECTOR (US VIRGEN ISLANDS), AND PTL KARLA TOPETE (MEXICO)

Our relationship with the Latino community is incredibly important to our success.  I know in my heart that when the people trust “their” police, they are safer.  It is our  job to create that trust. I also know that trust is a two way street.  It starts with a little risk and then grows with successes. It is my hope that this photo display will begin to communicate our openness.  The officers of the Burlington Police Department are pure of heart and really do care.  Please seek us out and allow us to earn your respect.

[Chief Jeff Smythe BPD, NC]

Nuestra relación con la comunidad latina es increíblemente importante para nuestro éxito. Mi corazón me dice que cuando la gente confía en “su” policía, se sienten más seguros. Es nuestra obligación fortalecer esa confianza. También reconozco que esa confianza es una doble vía. Comienza con cierto nivel de riesgo y luego se transforma en una serie de éxitos. Tengo la esperanza que esta exposición fotográfica muestre nuestra buena disposición y voluntad.  Los Oficiales del Departamento de Policia de Burlington,  Carolina del Norte, están llanos, son considerados y dispuestos para asistir a nuestra comunidad. Por favor pérmitanos ganarnos su respeto y confianza.


STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]

By Natalie Allison Janicello/
Courtesy of Times-News, Burlington , NC
[127th. year, No27 Burlington, North Carolina, August 24, 2014]






















STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA

Design By Lisa Salazar

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



DETECTIVES AT BURLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, NC
- LEFT TO RIGHT: LT. BRIAN LONG, JENNIFER MATHERLY, AND J.LIGHT
(USA)

Our relationship with the Latino community is incredibly important to our success.  I know in my heart that when the people trust “their” police, they are safer.  It is our  job to create that trust. I also know that trust is a two way street.  It starts with a little risk and then grows with successes. It is my hope that this photo display will begin to communicate our openness.  The officers of the Burlington Police Department are pure of heart and really do care.  Please seek us out and allow us to earn your respect.

[Chief Jeff Smythe BPD, NC]

Nuestra relación con la comunidad latina es increíblemente importante para nuestro éxito. Mi corazón me dice que cuando la gente confía en “su” policía, se sienten más seguros. Es nuestra obligación fortalecer esa confianza. También reconozco que esa confianza es una doble vía. Comienza con cierto nivel de riesgo y luego se transforma en una serie de éxitos. Tengo la esperanza que esta exposición fotográfica muestre nuestra buena disposición y voluntad.  Los Oficiales del Departamento de Policia de Burlington,  Carolina del Norte, están llanos, son considerados y dispuestos para asistir a nuestra comunidad. Por favor pérmitanos ganarnos su respeto y confianza.


STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



BPD CHIEF JEFF SMYTHE TEACHING A CITIZEN'S ACADEMY CLASS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

“Our relationship with the Latino community is incredibly important to our success.  I know in my heart that when the people trust “their” police, they are safer.  It is our  job to create that trust. I also know that trust is a two way street.  It starts with a little risk and then grows with successes. It is my hope that this photo display will begin to communicate our openness.  The officers of the Burlington Police Department are pure of heart and really do care.  Please seek us out and allow us to earn your respect.”

Chief Jeff Smythe BPD, NC

“Nuestra relación con la comunidad latina es increíblemente importante para nuestro éxito. Mi corazón me dice que cuando la gente confía en “su” policía, se sienten más seguros. Es nuestra obligación fortalecer esa confianza. También reconozco que esa confianza es una doble vía. Comienza con cierto nivel de riesgo y luego se transforma en una serie de éxitos. Tengo la esperanza que esta exposición fotográfica muestre nuestra buena disposición y voluntad.  Los Oficiales del Departamento de Policia de Burlington,  Carolina del Norte, están llanos, son considerados y dispuestos para asistir a nuestra comunidad. Por favor pérmitanos ganarnos su respeto y confianza.”


STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar

911 (CIVILIAN) OPERATOR, 911 EMERGENCY, ALAMANCE COUNTY, BURLINGTON-NC, CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, DE EXTRAÑOS A VECINOS, HISPANICS, LATINOS, LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS, STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS, TATIANA VERDECK (USA),



TATIANA VERDECK
(USA)
911 EMERGENCY, ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
911 (CIVILIAN) OPERATOR
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]


FERNANDO CARDOSO
(COLOMBIA)
MARKETING DIRECTOR/ LICENSED INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND PARALEGAL ADVISOR
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



BANDA GRANDE DEL SUR 
(MEXICO)
– LEFT TO RIGHT: OMAR, REYNALDO, RAUL, OSCAR, FEDERICO, ROBERTO CARLOS, CHAME, ONORIO & ANTONIO
FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: JOSE, LUIS, BENE, LEONARDO, PABLO, NICOLAS AND JERRY
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]


VELISSE COLON (HOUSEWIFE), CHRISTIAN (HISPANIC SON), AND PERCY DUNSTON US MARINE CORPS
(PUERTO RICO AND USA)
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



OLIVERIO “OLIVER” TEODORO,
(MEXICO)
FORKLIFT (INDUSTRIAL) OPERATOR,
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



BANDA KONSPIRACION 
(MEXICO)
– LEFT TO RIGHT: RAFAEL AVENDAÑO, ARTEMIO CRUZ, JAIME TORRES, JOSE REYES, AND JOSUE PIMENTEL,
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



MARIA V.FLAMENCO 
(EL SALVADOR)
OWNER & OPERATOR
AT MARY HAIR SALON,
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



JOSUE, GONZALO AND ELISA SALAZAR
(MEXICO)
PC MULTISERVICES
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]




YAZMIN GARCIA RICO AND REV. DR.WILLIAM J. BARBER, II, 
(MEXICO AND USA)
YAZMIN GARCIA RICO IS A HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT GRADUATE/ ACTIVIST / GUILFORD COLLEGE AND DR. W.J.BARBER IS WITH NAACP
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]





ALFREDO GONZALEZ
(MEXICO)
WORKER
From all the pictures I took for the project this series is my favorite. It was taken in winter time during the wee small hours of the very cold night while Gonzalez patiently waited for his friend's old pick truck to be repaired. I sat down next to him as he told me his personal story for the constrain of his family situation because of his immigration status and social discrimination. During this very intimate conversation, his pride was unexpectedly and strongly broken by silent tears of pain...
Photography by Alfonso A. Tobar
De las fotografías que tuve la oportunidad de tomar para el proyecto esta serie es mi favorita. La capté en pleno invierno durante la horas de la madrugada de una noche extremadamente fría mientras Gonzalez esperaba pacientemente la reparación de una vieja camioneta de su amigo. Me senté junto a él mientras me narraba su historia personal y los sin sabores que pasaba tanto él como su familia por su condición y discriminación social como migrante. Durante esta conversación íntima, su orgullo se quebró fuerte y repentinamente por silentes lágrimas de dolor...

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



ALFREDO GONZALEZ
(MEXICO)
WORKER
From all the pictures I took for the project this series is my favorite. It was taken in winter time during the wee small hours of the very cold night while Gonzalez patiently waited for his friend's old pick truck to be repaired. I sat down next to him as he told me his personal story for the constrain of his family situation because of his immigration status and social discrimination. During this very intimate conversation, his pride was unexpectedly and strongly broken by silent tears of pain...
De las fotografías que tuve la oportunidad de tomar para el proyecto esta serie es mi favorita. La capté en pleno invierno durante la horas de la madrugada de una noche extremadamente fría mientras Gonzalez esperaba pacientemente la reparación de una vieja camioneta de su amigo. Me senté junto a él mientras me narraba su historia personal y los sin sabores que pasaba tanto él como su familia por su condición y discriminación social como migrante. Durante esta conversación íntima, su orgullo se quebró fuerte y repentinamente por silentes lágrimas de dolor...

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



GONZALEZ'S WIFE, PAUL ARREDONDO (MEXICAN CHARRO) AND ALFREDO GONZALEZ
(MEXICO)
Although Gonzalez is very proud of being Mexican, happiness is still not present in his face. This picture was recently taken at the Independence Day of Mexico in Burlington, NC
~
Aunque González se siente muy orgulloso de ser mexicano, la felicidad todavía no se hace presente en su rostro. Esta fotografía fue captada recientemente en la celebración del Dia de la Independencia de México en Burlington, NC

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]



JAVIER LUISAN
(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/ REP. DOMINICANA)
ARTIST AND PERFORMER
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS: THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
PHOTO PROJECT AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION/ PROYECTO Y EXPOSICION FOTOGRAFICA PUBLICA
[https://www.facebook.com/STRANGERSINTONEIGHBORS]
Design By Lisa Salazar



September 17, 2014

STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS - LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC [LATINOS E HISPANOS EN EL CONDADO DE ALAMANCE, NC]


ALFONSO A. TOBAR,
(PROUDLY MADE IN CHILE)
TEACHER OF ESL & SPANISH,
PHOTOGRAPHER & PRODUCER,
STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS
LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY 


GT bicycle and all the camera gear I use for a period of 12 months to reach out
for the people I would shoot to complete the photo project. See list for details.



LIST OF GEAR:
 1. Bicycle  Mountain Bike GT Timberline 1.0, helmet, and gloves
 2. DOMKE customized camera bag to carry camera gear on my back while I ride on my bike
 3. SIGMA Lenses: 10~20mm f/3.5; 24~70mm f/2.8; 30mm f/1.4; 50mm f/1.4, and 70~200mm f/2.8
 4. NIKON D300S Camera bodies (2)
 5. OLYMPUS XZ-2iHS Camera
 6. GARY FONG Lightsphere® Collapsible™ G5 Lighting Kit/ Fashion/ Commercial/ Portrait
 7. Four (4) Flash Units: VIVITAR 283/ YONGNUO 560
 8. Three (3) PHOTTIX / YONGNUO Wireless Triggers
 9. One (1) BLACKBOX Battery Pack
10. One (1) OCF Sync (TTL) Extension Cable for Flash
11. Two (2) INTERFIT Lightstands 750
12.  One (1) case for the lightstands
Total Weight = 20~25 Kilograms/ 50 Pounds or so
Additionally...
13. Appropriate clothes outfit for winter/ summer season
14. A couple of energy snacks and water for the rides
  
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QUE PASA RALEIGH/ DURHAM, NC
Design By Lisa Salazar