“Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South”, a traveling photographic exhibition by José Galvez, is on display until November 26 at the Reece Museum on the campus of East Tennessee State University.
This exhibit is in conjunction with the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at ETSU and is sponsored by the Reece Museum in partnership with the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, Language and Culture Resource Center, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Department of Literature and Language and Department of Art and Design.
“Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South” is the result of Galvez’s intense documentation of Latinos living in the southern United States and contains dozens of images of work, play, protest and celebration. . The Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and documentary filmmaker from Tucson, Arizona, has been capturing Latin life in the United States for more than 40 years.
Through photographs, Galvez studies the behavior of immigrants adapting and navigating a new multilingual and multicultural existence. The exhibition “Al Norte al Sur” represents a more nuanced contribution to current debates on immigration and assimilation. The work, which evolves every year over Galvez’s travels, has recently been presented in dozens of colleges and universities.
Galvez, his wife and son have lived in North Carolina for 17 years. The artist continues to travel across the South, documenting the lives of Latinos and their continued impact on the landscape.
The Reece Museum is open to the public and admission is free. Regular hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Reece Museum at 423-439-4392. For disabled accommodations, call the ETSU Disability Services Office at 423-439-8346.
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