BRACEROS Photographed by the Hermanos Mayo Exhibition

Friday, September 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 006 Create Space
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Exhibition
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Bursese, Stephanie
Department
Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=68125

BRACEROS

Photographed by the Hermanos Mayo
Haverford College, VCAM Building
Curator Talk and Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 12
4:30PM-5:30PM Talk with Curator John Mraz and Author Jaime Velez Storey (from Mexico City) VCAM Screening Room 001
5:30PM-6:30PM Reception, VCAM Create Space 006
Light refreshments provided
Exhibition Runs: September 4 – 24, 2018
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

A specter is haunting the world – the specter of immigration. In this exhibit we explore the experience of emigrating, as it was rendered by photographers who had also been uprooted. Today, as waves of migrations hurl themselves on the coasts and borders of the world, it seems appropriate to reflect on the Mexican braceros who were recruited to fill the boots of those US soldiers who had gone to fight fascism in the Second World War. Under the “Bracero Program, 1942-1964,” Mexicans were legally contracted to work in the USA as temporary unskilled laborers. We have chosen to tell this story through photographs made by other emigrants, Spanish refugees from that country’s Civil War (1936-1939), who — though they left their country for different reasons –nonetheless bring the particular gaze of emigrants to this task.

LOS BRACEROS
Fotografiados por los Hermanos Mayo
Curador: John Mraz
Un fantasma recorre el mundo: el fantasma de la inmigración. En esta exposición exploramos la experiencia de emigrar y la mostramos con imágenes hechas por unos transterrados. Hoy en día, mientras oleadas de migraciones
arrojan sus cargas humanas sobre las costas y las fronteras de todo el mundo, nos parece apropiado reflexionar sobre los braceros que fueron reclutados para reemplazar a los soldados norteamericanos que se habían ido a luchar contra el fascismo durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Con el “Programa Bracero” de 1942-1964, los mexicanos fueron legalmente contratados por los Estados Unidos como trabajadores temporales no calificados. Hemos elegido contar esta historia mediante las fotografías de otros migrantes –refugiados españoles de la Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939) — que tuvieron que dejar su patria por razones distintas.

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