His photographs have captured the plight of undocumented immigrants traveling from Latin America to the United States during more than three decades. The same images have also captured many hearts, leading to accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize.
Now Don Bartletti, a veteran photographer for the Los Angeles Times, plans to share his work and wisdom at the University of La Verne during a photo gallery exhibition called “Uneasy Neighbors: The Causes and Consequences of Undocumented Migration to the United States.”
Bartletti displayed his Pulitzer Prize-winning portfolio from the Times story “Enrique’s Journey” in La Verne’s gallery in 2003. The story evolved into a national bestseller by Sonia Nazario and is the subject of La Verne’s “One Book, One University” program.
“In this latest portfolio, Mr. Bartletti has included additional images from as early as 1983 up through 2014, to expand on the original story into the breadth of the contemporary discussion of migration to the United States,” said Professor of Photography Gary Colby.
The gallery catalog for the exhibit includes faculty reflection essays by Nadine M. Nakamura, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Adrian M. Velazquez Vazquez, Assistant Professor of Public Administration.
Bartletti has worked as a photographer for the Times since 1983 and has earned dozens of awards for his work.
“I’ve covered wars and documentary issues in 23 countries. The soul of my career has been the causes and consequences of migration between Latin America and the U.S.,” he wrote on his LinkedIn.com biography.
What: Don Bartletti photo exhibition, “Uneasy Neighbors: The Causes and Consequences of Undocumented Migration to the United States.”
When: Aug. 25 to Oct. 10, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or by appointment. A lecture with Bartletti will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Ballroom A in the Campus Center on Sept. 18. A reception will follow in the gallery.
Where: Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, Miller Hall, University of La Verne, 1950 Third St.
Contact: Gary Colby, 909-448-4070, firstname.lastname@example.org