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Reframing America: Photography through the Eyes of Immigrants

Reframing America: Photography through the Eyes of Immigrants

Reframing America explores aspects of immigration revealed through photographs taken by immigrant artists. Seven photographers from the Center for Creative Photography collection are featured: Alexander Alland, Robert Frank, John Gutmann, Otto Hagel, Hansel Mieth, Lisette Model, and Marion Palfi. These photographers came to America during the period between 1920?1950. Millions of people left their homelands during that time to seek a better life in America. Often fleeing war, revolution, and persecution, they came in search of freedom, as well as economic and artistic opportunity. The photographers in this exhibition were among these immigrants. Their work speaks of life in America and of their feelings and experiences as immigrants in a new land.

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