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Published On: Fri, Sep 21st, 2012

Latino Trailblazers: Bolivar Arellano

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Celebrate the importance of Latino culture with Being Latino, Best Buy and our partners.

We’re paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. A new tribute airs each weekday from September 17 – October 12

Today’s Trailblazer is Bolivar Arellano, a distinguished Photo Journalist with a career span of over 40 years that covered everything from the A List Latino celebrity circuit to two civil wars in Latin America and finally, one of the most intensive collections of photos from the NYC September 11th Attacks that he took as he snapped as it unfolded.   He has had various exhibitions at his own gallery on Political Prisoners of Puerto Rico, Elian Gonzalez & Cuba, Vieques, Jackie and the Kennedy’s and most recently 40 Years in Photography, which featured images spanning his entire career.

Much of his works are laced with adventurous stories and events. He covered the Civil War in El Salvador in 1982 for the Associated Press. In 1985 while covering the civil war in Nicaragua for AP, he was kidnapped by the Contras and held for several days.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a picture that Bolivar Arellano took can probably be the blueprint for a novel.

Fun Fact: My wife just reminded me that Bolivar Arellano was the most prolific Menudo photographer and that she owns many of his photos in her “Menuditis” collection.

Join us in honoring Bolivar Arellano this Hispanic Heritage Month by watching this video.

 

Buen Provecho…

George Torres
The Urban Jibaro

Cultivando Cultura since 1997…
 
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Latino Trailblazers: Bolivar Arellano