Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez will discuss his work in capturing the everyday life of Latinos in North Carolina. He will present the program Picturing Our People on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Admission is free.
Galvez, an accomplished photojournalist who is himself Mexican-American, moved with his family from Arizona to North Carolina in 2004 to document the state’s emerging Latino population. The resulting images, taken over 10 years, reveal the diversity and strength of the state’s growing Latino community.
These photographs of Latino North Carolinians working, worshiping and celebrating are highlighted in the exhibit Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina, on view at the Museum of History through April 28, 2013. It is the museum’s first exhibit to focus on the state’s Latino community, and also the institution’s first bilingual exhibit. With English and Spanish descriptions, Al Norte al Norte features 51 compelling images that range from business owners and farm laborers to grandparents and kindergarten graduates.
The Jan. 6 program is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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