May 4, 2017 – Ongoing
CU Denver School of Education & Human Development
Lawrence Street Center, 7th Floor, Student Commons
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Silhouette: Stories of Immigration, a project by local photographer/personal historian Dona Laurita, brings forward imagery and stories with local immigrants and refugees. The exhibit allows the observer to connect with the immigrants’ reality thereby offering visual and emotional perspectives into the topic of immigration.
This is an evolving project that will soon feature additional photos and stories from individuals affiliated with CU Denver. Denver is the first stop. It is the hope of the artist that the show will eventually travel to the capitol city of every state in the United States. Currently, it features individuals who have immigrated from Africa, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico, and Tibet/Nepal.
“The participants in this project have unique and immensely different stories and backgrounds,” said Laurita. “Many commonalities and themes exist across their narratives. The nature of the individuality within their experiences is so deep that there is a unique opportunity to no longer see these silhouettes as two-dimensional and anonymous.”