Nuevo New York is a collection of portraits and interviews with influential Latin Americans who came to New York City to pursue their ambitions. The portraits are born out of a collaboration between two authors who made the journey from Latin America to New York themselves--photographer Hans Neumann (born in Peru), and fashion publicist Gabriel Rivera-Barraza (born in Mexico). Each figure included in Nuevo New York is an important player in the fields of fashion and the arts, having lived in New York City for at least five years and having gained recognition for their work. Neumann and Rivera-Barraza trace how their subjects came to be who they are today, and what role the city of New York has played in their trajectories. Interviewees include Andres Serrano, Candy Pratts Price, Carolina Herrera, Enrique Norten, Estrellita Brodsky, Francisco Costa, Jos Parl , Lazaro Hernandez, Mar a Cornejo and Nina Garcia.
Hans Neumann was born in 1981 in Lima, Peru and moved to new York in 2004, beginning his career assisting fashion photographers including fellow Peruvian Mario Testino. Neumann shoots editorial photography for clients such as Interview, W, and Conde Nast. He also shoots for J Crew, Stuart Weitzman, David Yurman, Armani Exchange and Maybelline. Born in Durango, Mexico, Gabriel Rivera-Barraza is the founder and president of GRB Communications, which develops and positions emergent Latin talents. He consults for a select group of artists and international brands, including the Spanish luxury fashion house Delpozo. He is also the chair of the Young International Circle for El Museo del Barrio, New York, where he has led fundraising activities.