Taller Puertorriqueño: Photography without Borders

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As part of the 2012-13 exhibition cycle, Claiming Places: Unity, Ownership, and Hogar [Home], “Photography without Borders” is a photography outreach program that builds bridges between youth in marginalized communities around the world. I apologize to our readers for missing the opening reception date, which was yesterday, June 14, but the exhibition will be on view until July 20, 2013 at the Lorenzo Homar Gallery at Taller Puertorriqueño. A closing reception will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2:00-5:00pm. Taller is located at 2557 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Description: Taller Puertorriqueño is pleased to present photographer/educator Tony Rocco and his students from North Philadelphia, PA, and La Florida, Colombia, to conclude their three-year-long cultural exchange program in photography, education, and youth leadership in a multimedia exhibition in the Lorenzo Homar Gallery.

This unique exhibition publicly acknowledges the powerful perspective of disenfranchised youth from inner-city America and rural Colombia who face the daily challenges of living in communities that are treated as powerless. Rocco’s photographs bridge these two communities and respond in tandem with the students’ work as they utilize photography as a medium to explore and compare their worlds.

A group of students and chaperones from La Florida, Colombia will attend the opening reception on June 14th. The cross-cultural exhibition then travels to Colombia as the Philadelphia delegation embarks on a 10-day tour this summer of Medellín, Cali, and Bogotá, sponsored by the US Embassy and concludes with another group exhibition in Bogota in August, 2013.

For more information about them, please go to www.photography-without-borders.com.

For full article, see http://claimingplaces.blogspot.com/2013/05/photography-without-borders.html

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