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Joseph Rodriguez, Acclaimed Documentary Photographer, to Speak

Internationally recognized documentary photographer, Joseph Rodriguez, will
speak about his life-long passion for recording the stories of people whose
lives are often ignored by mainstream narratives. A recipient of the
“Pictures of the Year Award” by the National Press Photographers
Association, Mr. Rodriquez is the author of many books, including, Spanish
Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s; East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A.;
Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City; Still Here, Stories after Katrina and
Juvenile, (a story of incarcerated teens). Consistently an advocate for
immigrant communities, Mr. Rodriquez has documented Muslim communities in
Sweden and published the New Americans, a book recounting the journeys of
seven new immigrant families. Most recently, The New York Times featured,
“Puerto Rico in the Dark”, a photo essay on the effects of Hurricane
Maria.

Monday, January 8, at 7pm

Spencer Room 112.

Refreshments and informal discussion with Mr. Rodriguez will
follow the presentation. This event is supported by The Lecture Committee,
The Oakley Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Africana Studies,
Latina/o Studies, WCMA and the Art Department.