“The Latino List” opens today at the Brooklyn Museum, and all of us here at Stockland Martel can’t wait to check it out. The media coverage has already begun, and based on the success of Timothy’s “The Black List,” I’m sure there will be much more to come. NY1 taped a segment with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders about the landmark exhibition that aired earlier this week, and the New York Daily News ran a feature on the show titled “Brooklyn Museum reveals who’s on ‘The Latino List.'”
The exhibition, Timothy tells the Daily News, is “not just for visitors who are of Latino descent themselves, but [it’s for] anyone to think about their heritage, whatever that means to them and how it has shaped them as a person.”
Later in the article, he speaks of the challenges in determining who would be on the list. “The trick here is how do you balance it? How do you have equal numbers of men and women? How do you have a range of occupations? And what makes it different from ‘The Black List’ is you have the nationalities. You have Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Hondurans … it’s not just one group, and that was much more complicated.”
The show, which Carol Vogel of The New York Times noted in her “Week Ahead” column, features portraits of prominent Latinos, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, rapper Pitbull, and actresses Eva Longoria and America Ferrara. As with Timothy’s “The Black List,” he directed a documentary about the project. Comprising interviews with 15 of his subjects, The Latino List will premiere on HBO on September 29. For more details on the exhibition, go here.