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'Lines and Lineage' CatchLight Exhibit at SF Camerawork

Event Date:

May 3, 2018 - June 30, 2018


SF Camerawork
1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

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The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border...

Image courtesy Tomas van Houtryve/Harper's. 2018.
Image courtesy Tomas van Houtryve/Harper's. 2018.

Photographer Tomas van Houtryve displays his project Lines and Lineages at SF Camerawork in San Francisco from May 3 to June 30, 2018, bringing together the work of his CatchLight Fellowship in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. 

The exhibition  at SF Camerawork features work from all of the 2017 CatchLight Fellows: van Houtryve, Sarah Blesener, and Brian L. Frank, along with local artists from the Everyday Bay Area Collective and "explores visual storytelling's power to drive social change."

Van Houtryve's project explores the history of the U.S.–Mexico border, and its original location seven hundred miles north. Before it was thought of as the American West, it was Spanish and then Mexican territory.

To imagine what this history may have looked like, van Houtryve utilized early 19th century photography techniques to capture landscapes and create portraits of descendents of early inhabitants. Through these techniques, the idea is to help modern viewers see a piece of history that was not well documented using visual mediums. 

Opening reception for the exhibit (at SF Camerawork): Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6 - 8 pm

Artist talk by van Houtryve (at Palo Alto Photography Forum): Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:30 pm


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