Photography Class Exhibition
Here There, Acá Allá
Photographic dialogues between generations and cultures
Curated by: Susana Arellano and Rafael Gamo
Opening: August 16th 2013, 6-9 pm
Mariachi Flor de Toloache 7:30-8:30 pm
Due to the high interest in this exhibition, it has been extended for an additional week.
Exhibition: August 17-18 and 23-25, 1-6 pm
601 West 26th Street, #1755
New York, NY 10001
(Between 11 and 12 Ave).
Here There, Acá Allá is a photographic exhibition result of the photography class held at Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders for children ages 7 to 11 along with one adult family member. The main purpose of this course was to bring together the first and second generation of migrant families by using photography as a platform for exchanging points of view, sharing feelings and exploring their cultural identities. The exhibition will be held at 601 Artspace and consists of 50 images taken with disposable film cameras during the 5 months that the course lasted and of 5 audio pieces of dialogues between the children and adults discussing their photographs, sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
About the teachers:
Architect and photographer Rafael Gamo Fassi was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Mexico City. He is a graduate of the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, where he has lived for the past 4 years. His photographic practice has focused on the complex relationships between the photographer and his subjects. He has teaching experience as invited professor at ICP, New York University and Taller ArteLuz in Mexico City, amongst others.
Architect and urban planner Susana Arellano Alvarado was born in Mexico City and has been living in New York City for the past 3 years. She is a graduate of the MSc Urban Development Planning program from University College London. Her work has focused on children´s participation in the design of public spaces and the improvement of urban policies. Children´s participation through photography was incorporated in her research to analyze the influence of the built environment in children´s development in Mumbai, India.
We would like to thank 601artspace, David Howe, Robert Black and Jennifer Dalton for all their generous support to make this exhibition possible.
Additional support for Here There, Acá Allá is provided, in part by, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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601 W 26th St. #1755. New York, NY 10001