Finding Home: Portraits and Memories of Immigrants
October 21 - December 20
Dimond Library, Room 301
Join us for an opening reception on October 21 in Dimond Library, Room 301, from 5-7 p.m. with music and light refreshments. Please check UNH COVID-19 Information for the most up-to-date campus requirements to help you plan a safe visit.
Finding Home features photography, texts, and audio recordings that address cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity in the Granite State. It highlights the remarkable journeys of immigrants, as well as the values of photography and story telling for illustrating social issues. The exhibit serves to build appreciation of cultural diversity and stimulate public discussions about immigration policies and refugee resettlement.
Exhibit materials are drawn from a recent publication, Finding Home: Portraits and Memories of Immigrants, by New Hampshire photographer Becky Field. Her book, published last year by Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, is a collection of photographs and stories of forty immigrant families in New Hampshire.
This exhibit is sponsored in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The University of New Hampshire Library received the grant to support two exhibits of Field’s work. The first exhibit was at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook, NH, in September, and the second one at the University of New Hampshire Library in October.
For more information, contact William Ross, Bill.Ross@unh.edu. Information about Field’s photography project on cultural diversity can be found at www.DifferentRootsNH.com. More about the Tillotson Center is at www.TillotsonCenter.org