UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, Offers Lecture by Contemporary Photographer Alejandro Cartagena – Mar. 17, 2015


Award-winning contemporary photographer Alejandro Cartagena, who lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico, will discuss his work at 6:30pm, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Cartagena’s projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues in Latin America. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of several museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Fototeca Nacional in Pachuca, Mexico.

Work by Alejandro Cartagena

Cartagena has received numerous awards, including the Photolucida Critical Mass Photo Book Award, and the Premio IILA-Fotografia, awarded at the Rome (Italy) International Festival. His work has been published in “Newsweek”, the “New York Times Lens” blog and “Le Monde”, among others.

This lecture is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Department of Art and Art History, the Belk Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, and the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities.

For more information, visit (art.unca.edu) or call 828/251-6559.


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