Here There, Acá Allá is a photographic exhibition of images by kids and their families
Here There, Acá Allá: Photographic Exhibition601 Artspace (601 West 26th Street, #1755 New York, NY 10001) Map it Free
Photographic dialogues between generations and cultures
Curated by: Susana Arellano and Rafael Gamo
Opening August 16th 2013, 6-9 pm
August 17-18, 1-6 pm
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.
Come join us for the opening on August 16 to see the product of this wonderful project. For more information call us at (212) 587-3070 or email us at email@example.com.
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 Arte Luz 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.