Edwin Pagan

August 21st, 2010

Edwin Pagán is a New York-based filmmaker, Photographer, cinematographer, screenwriter and cultural activist with creative and administrative experience spanning over 20-years from community organizing to producing documentaries and narrative films.

His extensive experience with arts groups includes working at the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) as an artist grants coordinator, Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA) as marketing manager, and Black Filmmaker Foundation as program manager. He also co-founded the Latino artist collective, PAX Theatre Community, as a means of expanding community-based arts participation in the South Bronx.

Pagán has served on the board of organizations including the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and was president of its New York chapter. He has also served on numerous juries, selection and curatorial committees for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), New York International Latino Film Festival and prestigious Tribeca Institutes’ Tribeca All Access Connects initiative. He has also curated the New Latino Filmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives.

He is currently producing BRONX IS BURNING, a documentary that chronicles the rise, fall and resurrection of the South Bronx. His production company, Pagan-Images, will produce the film.

Pagan is the founder-in-chief of LATIN HORROR, a website and online publication geared to the genre of Latin horror in all its forms. He is also writing a book on the subject titled “MIEDO – The History of Latin Horror.”

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7 comments on “Edwin Pagan

  1. [...] comprised of images by noted photographers Joe Conzo, David Gonzalez, Ricky Flores, Angel Franco, Edwin Pagan and Francisco Molina Reyes II, chronicles a time in the lives of the community’s residents when [...]

  2. [...] Edwin Pagán’s photos have a narrative quality that hint at the filmmaker that he would become. A fistfight at Orchard Beach bursts with life and questions, as does a shot of a weary woman trudging home underneath the elevated tracks on Westchester Avenue. [...]

  3. [...] We met a while later at Pio Pio down on Cypress to talk about the show. We then met at United Bronx Parents to lay out the pictures. We’re looking at the pictures and there was a picture of the Cold Crush Brothers at the Hoe Avenue Boys and Girls Club. And who’s in the audience? Edwin Pagan. [...]

  4. [...] then there was Edwin Pagan. But not the man or his imagery but his words. There is a cadence to his writing. A measure. A [...]

  5. [...] Nuyorican Photographers” an exhibition in which he is featured along with Bronx photographers Edwin Pagán, David González, Joe Conzo Jr., Angel Franco and Francisco Molina Reyes II.  Voices of [...]

  6. [...] Six Nuyorican Photographers” an exhibition in which he is featured along with Bronx photographers Edwin Pagán, David González, Joe Conzo Jr., Angel Franco and Francisco Molina Reyes II.  Voices of NY [...]

  7. […] photographers of Puerto Rican heritage—Joe Conzo Jr, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David Gonzalez, Edwin Pagán and Francisco Molina Reyes II—who grew up in the South Bronx have compiled an exhibit of their […]

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