AUSTIN, TX – May 28, 2015 – Celebrating it’s 8th annual Fotos de mi Alma photography auction,
Latinitas will mark the occasion by featuring a number of pieces representative of the cultural
work of Austin‐based photographer Diego Huerta.
The event will highlight Mr. Huerta’s remarkable work, and will be complemented by a
collection of photos from photographers around the world. The sale of these pieces will serve as
the major fundraising effort of the year for Latinitas, a non‐profit organization dedicated to
empowering young Latina girls through media and technology education.
The auction will take place Thursday June 11th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the IBC Bank
Community Suite located at the bank’s Austin headquarters at the corner of Fifth and San
Joining the event as keynote speaker will be film director Carmen Marron, whose exceptional
journey into the competitive world of film‐making, has made her into a true Hispanic role
model. Her films include “Go for It”, a coming of age movie about goals and choices, starring
Gina Rodriguez of “Jane the Virgin” fame.
“We couldn’t be more proud to have Diego’s work as the foundation for this year’s auction.”
Said Latinitas board president, Ana Ruelas. “His artistic accomplishments deserve to be
recognized for the cultural contribution he is making to elevating perceptions, not only of
Mexico, but of all of Latin America. That we have him working out of Austin is a huge privilege
and source of pride for our community.”
Mr. Huerta has dazzled audiences with “31K Portraits of Peace”, a photo documentary of the
majesty of Mexico’s people and places. His work has been an effort to counter the negative
perceptions of Mexico as a dangerous and unlikeable place.
“The outstanding collection of photographs in this year’s auction should be a real treat for all
those who appreciate the power of photography as a story telling platform,” said Latinitas cofounder
and executive director, Laura Donnelly. “I expect this year’s event to be the most
successful in our organization’s history.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at:
Founded by Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon, Latinitas is a non‐profit organization dedicated to
helping enable young Latinas to achieve personal and academic success through media and
technology education. With a variety of enriching experiences, Latinitas discover their voice and
develop media skills while building a solid foundation for their future.
Contact: Laura Donnelly, Executive Director. 512‐900‐0304 email@example.com