Art Exhibit by Estefania Gonzalez at Harold Washington Library Center

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Estefania Gonzalez's art exhibit Pride and Joy will be on exhibit from September 1 through September 30 on the third floor of Harold Washington Library Center. Artist Statement When I take a photograph, I'm not thinking much about a certain theme or common subjects, but rather something that strikes…
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Art Exhibit by Karina Gomez at Harold Washington Library Center

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Karina Gomez's art exhibit Lotería will be on exhibit from September 1 through September 30 on the third floor of Harold Washington Library Center. Artist Statement The series of drawings was inspired by the ubiquitous Loteria game (Mexican bingo). I changed the traditional iconography of the Loteria to reflect my…
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Online Exhibit: Forced Migration Photovoice Project

In the online exhibit Picturing a New Life in Chicago, people who were forced to flee their home countries because of war, persecution or violence share photos and inspiring stories about adjusting to a new life here. Some of the photographers came to Chicago through a refugee resettlement program. Others sought political asylum.  The photographers created…
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Photovoice: Myrla

One with Chicago, 2013 Through borrowed lens I was able to capture the exclusion, history, diversity, struggle of people of color like me who were forced to immigrate. It made me reflect on the hard struggle amidst the beauty of life and opportunities in this city. It was a journey from sadness to joy and…
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Photovoice: Maikomi

Freedom, 2016 Etre libre comme un oiseau Libre de voler dans la nature et aller n’importe où C’est mon rêve… To be free like a bird To be free to fly in nature and go everywhere This is my dream… In the online exhibit Picturing a New Life in Chicago, people who were forced to…
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Photovoice: Habib

Peace, 2014 For me, the photo that I chose of the Chicago skyline was the most beautiful one out of all the photos I took for this project. It was the first time I saw Chicago from this location near the museum campus: I saw that the buildings were so tall, the weather was so…
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Photovoice: Martina

Sendaros/Paths, 2017 La vida como los ecosistemas, está llena de veredas. Senderos que en ocasiones se tornan cuesta arriba, tan empinados que parece imposible llegar a la cima, y tan profundos, cuando son barrancos, que nos hacen creer que si caemos, jamás podremos levantarnos. Esas veredas que de día nos muestran la magia de la…
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Photovoice: Damase

Poisson braisé aux herbes du pays / Braised Fish with Herbs from My Country, 2014 I chose this photo because of my love of cooking. I am a trained professional chef, and I have spent the majority of my life pursuing this passion. As a chef, I not only focus on making sure my customers…
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