Event

The Modern American Frontier: Dominic Bracco II at The University of Chicago

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Family members mourn the death of Darwin Franco, a community organizer in Honduras. Later that evening his family received death threats. Image by Dominic Bracco II. Honduras, 2015.

Family members mourn the death of Darwin Franco, a community organizer in Honduras. Later that evening his family received death threats. Image by Dominic Bracco II. Honduras, 2015.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00PM
University of Chicago, Center for Latin American Studies
1126 East 59th Street
Social Science Research Building, Room 122
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Join Pulitzer Center grantee Dominic Bracco II at The University of Chicago's Center for Latin American Studies on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, for a talk about U.S.-Mexico borderlands. 

Photographer, journalist, playwright, and installation artist Dominic Bracco II presents a thoughtful portrait of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. He takes us through his family history in South Texas, to Mexico, and into Central America into the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Bracco’s work is a nuanced look at this American smuggling corridor, border culture, and the historical conflicts that have shaped this region.

Bracco is currently working on a yearlong project for National Geographic Society about the Mexican-American War and resulting border culture. He is a recipient of a W. Eugene Smith Fellowship, multiple Pulitzer Center grants, and the 2016 Tim Hetherington Visionary Award for innovative media. He is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and Harpers. He is a founding member of Prime, a collective of visual artists that make work about social and environmental issues around the globe. His performance-based installation Paso del Norte, about young people in Ciudad, Juárez, is currently on exhibit at the Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote museum. Bracco lives in Mexico City.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. 

For more information, please contact Claudia at cgiribaldi@uchicago.edu.