Shadowlives USA: Photojournalism in the U.S.-Mexico Context
With photographer Jon Lowenstein
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Joan B. Kroc Theatre, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA
Open to the public and free of charge
Professional photographer, Jon Lowenstein, will be the featured presenter for “Shadowlives USA: Photojournalism in the U.S.-Mexico Context.” There will be an open exhibition followed by a presentation by Mr. Lowenstein in which he will examine how the media, and particularly his work, interacts with current issues affecting the U.S.Mexico border relationship. Mr. Lowenstein specializes in long-term, in-depth projects that confront the realms of power, poverty, and violence. As a documentary photographer, he strives for unsparing clarity, and believes images make a critical contribution by revealing the subjects of history that lack voice. At the core of the work, and by his own admission, is a lighted love of people. He has won several awards including, 2008 Alicia Patterson Fellow and a 2007 World Press Photo Award.