Push Factors: Guatemalan Migration in Perspective
Push Factors: Perspectives on Guatemalan Migration
Artist Reception with photographer James Rodriquez: January 22, 5-7pm
Exhibit runs January 11 - February 24, 2019
In an exhibit of provocative and visually arresting photography that explores the factors driving residents of Guatemala from their homes, viewers are invited to consider the complexities of Guatemalan life and the stereotyping of migrants that permeates society today. Guatemalans have long experienced institutional violence and socio-political issues — corruption, poverty, genocide, gang violence and resource exploitation — that have coalesced into considerable human suffering.
The Prichard’s “Push Factors” exhibit, organized by Curators Without Borders and brought to the university in partnership with The Martin Institute, features work by award-winning photographers and photojournalists Rodrigo Abd, James Rodríguez and William B. Plowman, along with written accounts from migrant youth. The Prichard’s exhibit also features videos and additional still images by Rodríguez and Abd projected in the balcony galleries.
Being responsive to a rapidly changing world and meeting important issues of the day has long been a hallmark of our gallery. “Push Factors” helps bring depth and understanding to people simply seeking a better life.