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Through the Eyes of Raul Espinoza at Kawsay Art Show

Photography aficionados surround Espinoza

Photography aficionados surround Espinoza

Award-winning travel photographer Raul Espinoza has accomplished many things in his life that he should be proud. But at his Kawsay art show that featured photos of a five-year travel from many parts of the world including Japan, Thailand, Spain and many more – Espinoza was able to donate 80 percent of his proceeds to a non-profit youth program in Brooklyn.

Espinoza, who was born in Bolivia and raised in New York, named the show Kawsay – a word that means “life” in Quechua, an indigenous language spoken in Espinoza’s native country.

“I don’t want to just have a gallery show of my art,” says Espinoza on the press release that announced his very first art showing. “I want my art to connect viewers to the beauty of the world while making a difference in [people’s] lives.”

“The world is much bigger than what we make of it. Often we are imprisoned by the way we view reality. Through this visual journey, I hope to evoke curiosity and invite people to explore alternative perspectives and global lifestyles.”

Espinoza, who is also a life coach and a role model for all ages, will donate 80 percent of the art show’s proceeds to Coney Island Generation Gap, a non-profit organization in Brooklyn that helps “build… leaders in their community by making a tangible difference through media”.

Motivated youth of the Coney Island Generation Gap

Motivated youth of the Coney Island Generation Gap

“Absolutely,” says Espinoza emphatically when asked if the show was a success. “Absolutely, absolutely, absolutely. All of the prints displayed have been sold and prints are being ordered because of the success of the show,” says Espinoza.

Plus, his gofundme.com/kawsay campaign has already earned more than 40 percent of his $10,000 donation request. Still, people can continue to donate at the website until the goal is fully accomplished.

Kawsay Art Show Raul Espinoza

Photography aficionados of all ages came out to witness the photographic documents that “convey the notion that we are not bounded by our circumstances,” at Drift Studios in Greenwich Village.

Kawsay Raul Espinoza

“I’m not only thrilled that people appreciate my art, which are my photos, but that the images that mean so much to me also are touching people in a meaningful way.”

Check out the photos of Raul Espinoza’s Kawsay Art Show:

Photographer Raul Espinoza of Kasway Art Show

Photographer Raul Espinoza of Kasway Art Show

Checking out the Kawsay photo book

Checking out the Kawsay photo book

Kawsay Raul Espinoza

Kawsay Raul Espinoza

Kawsay Raul Espinoza

Kawsay Art Show Raul Espinoza

Photography aficionados surround Espinoza

Photography aficionados surround Espinoza

Kasway Art Book: "An Exploration of Life" by Raul Espinoza

Kasway Art Book: “An Exploration of Life” by Raul Espinoza

Kawsay Raul Espinoza

Kawsay Raul Espinoza

EVENT: Laura Posada & Sprint Join Forces!

by: LeAura Luciano

Writer, LatinTRENDS.com

Sprint joined forces with Laura Posada a.k.a. “La Mujer 4G,” to provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour into one of her family’s epic moments, the 2010 Jorge Posada Celebrity Basebowl Tournament, held at Chelsea Piers 300 New York. Laura and her husband New York Yankee catcher Jorge Posada rallied up close friends and family for an afternoon of sports, fun and a continued commitment to raising awareness of Craniosynostosis, a condition in which the bones of the skull fuse together prematurely causing a growth disturbance.

Leading celebrities like NY Yankees pitcher “CC” Sabathia; CSI Miami actor Adam Rodríguez and former Major League Baseball player Bernie Williams were on hand to share in the Posada family’s epic moment. “La Mujer 4G” documented the day’s celebration on her Samsung Epic™ 4G phone. Some of the exciting footage included one-of-a-kind video testimonials from guests about their very own special moments; real-time status and event photo updates which were shared during her live social media chat, sponsored by Sprint. For additional event highlights or to share your epic experience log onto facebook.com/lauraposada.officialsite.