More Than A Moment : Event

Meet the Artists and enjoy their work!


Ron Louis Foster


Mark Godoy Jr.


Marvin Bowser


Tau Battice Foto

Visitors from all over enjoyed heart-moving images that share multiple stories of where we are as a Community in the present. The artwork was interpreted by four gifted Black artists through photography and mixed media on canvas.

We are so honored that El Barrio Artspace once again readily opened its doors, inviting everyone into a lovely, safe space. Together we explored the artwork and better understood what inspired the artists to tell their stories.

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JUNE 19th - 30th 2023

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The exhibit was held at El Barrio's Artspace PS109

215 East 99 Street New York, NY 10029

(between Second and Third Avenues)


"An Evening of Joy & Celebration"

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Ron Louis Foster

"Visual Storytelling Through The Lens"

Ron Louis Foster is a published photographer from New York City. He has a passion for capturing moments that are often missed or overlooked. His work has been published in prestigious publications such as The New Yorker, National Geographic Your Shot, and Interior Design Magazine, among others.

Ron’s portfolio consists of a wide range of photography genres, from local streets to international travel photography.

In addition to these impressive publication credits, He also has shared his expertise as lecturer at local colleges both Touro and Berkeley College, where he taught students about photographing their worlds.

Ron continues to provide valuable content on his Touch Base Daily Instagram Lives and lead an urban photographer's Meetup group in the city.

Coming from a design and engineering background, Ron has a keen eye for architecture and loves to capture the diverse landscapes and people of our planet. He strongly believes that photographers have a responsibility to be the eyes of the world and to tell stories through their images.

Outside of photography, Ron is a global citizen who loves to live life to the fullest. With a passion for visual storytelling, he is always on the lookout for his next adventure and the next moment to freeze in time through his lens.

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Marvin Bowser

"Capturing the Experience"

I am a Washington DC based photographer who has served 10 years of Active Duty in the Air Force, 6 years as a Navy civilian and 18 years as a defense contractor.

I inherited my love for photography from my father and his uncle. I bought a Canon T70 in the Air Force exchange on Ramstein Air Base in Germany in the mid '80’s. I used my Canon as we drove, ate and drank our way across Europe over the 4 years I was stationed there. Those prints and a few undeveloped film cases are still in boxes in an upstairs closet.

I enjoy extensive travel and capturing the experience on camera, more recently in Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

In addition to travel photography, my favorite subjects include people, nature and landscapes with attention to color, structure, movement, shadow and light in ever-changing combinations.

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Tau Battice Foto

"Creating Visual Ethnographies"

Tau Battice was born in Basseterre, St. Kitts-Nevis, and is based in New York City. He is a lifelong lover of the photograph and its power to preserve the moment, proclaim nuance, and propel humanity to positive action. He teaches at the City University of New York and lives in Harlem.

Specializing in portraiture, with a primary interest in creating visual ethnographies of the underrepresented African diaspora, Tau engages in long-term personal projects from the Bronx to Brazil where he strives to honorably document communities of African descent. He has done photographic work in the Dominican Republic., Colombia, Chile, England, and Brazil.

He exhibits widely with 25 solo and group exhibits to date. His images have been published from the U.S. to Japan in publications such as "The Huffington Post" "HYCIDE," "The Village Voice," "Kajima," "Nueva Luz."

He is currently working on his first monograph, “Harlem in the Time of Corona.”


 Mark Godoy Jr.

"Homages To Honor His Subjects"

Mark Godoy Jr. is a New York City-based fine artist, muralist, and motion designer. Mark’s work is primarily abstract figurative using mixed mediums, including collage, acrylic, and spray paint. Mark’s painting technique can almost be described as sculptural; blending shape and color to construct his portraits.

Over the past 7 years, Mark has been working on a body of mixed media paintings entitled “The Tribute Series”. The series highlights the issues of police violence and racial discrimination that marginalized communities face here in the United States. Mark is intrigued by stories of triumph and suffering which he translates into beautiful homages to honor his subjects. He graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with an M.F.A. in Animation and a B.F.A. from UCONN in Illustration & Printmaking.


"Community & Service"

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Photo By Ron Louis Foster

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