October 28, 7pm
Photojournalist talks sociopolitical Central America
WAUKESHA, WIS.—John Sevigny, a highly regarded photographic artist, writer and teacher, calls himself “paparazzi to the iconic unknown.” He has lived in Mexico and Central America for the past 14 years, and his work catalogs the sociopolitical climate impacting the region.
On Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, Sevigny will visit Carroll University. His presentation, “A Photojournalist’s Sociopolitical Journey through Mexico and Central America,” will be at 7 p.m. in Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha. This event is free and open to the public.
Sevigny has had dozens of solo exhibitions, and has given talks, workshops and presentations in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. His major projects include “Ladies’ Bar,” created over 10 months in some of the roughest bars in Guadalajara; “Nomads,” a group of portraits of Central American immigrants crossing Mexico to get to the United States; and “El Muerto Pare el Santo,” a personal project exploring issues related to mortality and existence. “Red Light Ghost Town,” documents an abandoned prostitution district outside Monterrey, Mexico. His website is sevignyj.wix.com/johnsevigny.
This lecture is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
For more information, contact Elena De Costa, associate professor of Spanish, at 262.524.7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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