Latino photography exhibit to open in Chicago area

Author: Dennis Brown

A photography exhibit titled “A Portrait of Berwyn-Cicero’s Latino Community” will go on display in the Chicago area Feb. 23 (Saturday) at the Cicero branch of the Second Federal Savings and Loan, 4811 W. Cermak.p. Sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the exhibit features the work of documentary photographer Alan Pogue and will remain on display through March 8. It is free and open to the public.p. Pogue completed his portraits of residents of the Berwyn-Cicero Latino community last July as part of the Institute for Latino Studies’ Berwyn-Cicero Initiative. Underwritten by a grant from the MacNeal Health Foundation, the initiative profiles the status of Latino families and neighborhoods, identifying needs, resources and priorities in regard to their health, education and well-being.p. Pogue has photographed social and political movements for the past 30 years in his native Texas and around the world, including pieces on migrant laborers, prison conditions and criminal justice, Cuba, culture and conflict in the Middle East and Iraq under sanctions, and other topics related to peace and social justice. His work has been exhibited in the United States and around the world.p. Pogue began his photography career while serving as a chaplain’s assistant and combat medic in Vietnam. He has served as a staff photographer with the Texas Observer for 29 years and his many honors include a Dobie-Paisano fellowship as well as recognition by the Austin Chronicle as the city’s best photographer for 10 consecutive years.p. For more information, contact Carmen Macharaschwili, coordinator of programs and public relations at the Institute for Latino Studies, at (574) 631-3747 or .

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