Back Central - A Visual Presentation by Pedro Letria
Fall 2021 Gulbenkian / Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies UMass Lowell
Professor of Photography at Escola Superior de Arte e Design, in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
Presented by the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, in partnership with the Department of Art & Design.
A visual exploration of the Lowell neighborhood that has been home to much of the city’s Portuguese immigrant population since the late nineteenth century. Through community associations, regional celebrations, urban signs, and, most importantly, personal encounters with its inhabitants past and present, Back Central serves as an invitation to enter a conversation on memory and the preservation of cultural identity.
Read more in the UMass Lowell News story: Portuguese Photographer Documents Lowell’s Luso-American Community.
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About Pedro Letria
Pedro Letria is the author of seven books, including Mármore (2007) and The Club (2014). His work has been widely exhibited and is part of public and private collections. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he was a Fulbright scholar. He has taught at Escola Superior de Arte e Design, in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, since 2000. In 2017 he was awarded the António Quadros Prize.
Learn more on Pedro Letria's website.
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