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EVENT: “Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs” An exhibition of photos by Donna DeCesare.

WHEN: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013.

WHERE: The Benson Latin American Collection (SRH 1.108)

 BACKGROUND: The Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin opens an exhibition of photos by award-winning photojournalist Donna DeCesare in promotion of her new book Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs,” published by the University of Texas Press.

DeCesare will read from her book and talk about her work at the Benson Latin American Collection in Sid Richardson Hall, from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, with a book signing to follow. The event is free and open to the public.  

De Cesare is an associate professor of journalism at The University of Texas at Austin and the recipient of numerous honors, including National Press Photographers Association awards, the Dorothea Lange Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the Mother Jones Award for Social Documentary Photography, and a Fulbright Fellowship. Her photography has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France; Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City; the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China; the Museo Tecleño in El Salvador; the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim, Germany; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

An exhibition of photographs from Unsettled/Desasosiego” will be on view at the Benson Latin American Collection from April 25 through July 15. There will be an opening reception Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Benson Latin American Collection, a unit of the University of Texas Libraries and partner of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, is a specialized research library focusing on materials from and about Latin America, and on materials relating to Latinos in the United States. The library’s collections are comprised of over one million items including books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and art.

For more information, contact: Brady Dyer, University of Texas Press, 512-232-7627.


Article published on April 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

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