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Avelina Crespo, "Portraiture and Its Uncertainties"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd 162

Ecuadorian photographer, Avelina Crespo will discuss her portraiture project "Fotos Gratis". Portraiture is the most ubiquitous photographic practice in human rights works. Think of all the portraits that grace the websites of NGOs! This talk by a practitioner will explore the challenging of portraiture and the theoretical debates about the practice.

Avelina Crespo is an Ecuadorian photographer with an extensive artistic experience internationally, having practiced and lived in Ecuador, France, Peru, Brazil, Chile and the United States. She received her BA in History from Georgetown University. She studied photography at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and recently completed a Diploma in Art History at the University of British Columbia. The Fotos Gratis series (2002-2011) is an ongoing project.

Sponsored by the Research Program on Humanitarianism


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Human Rights Institute (primary), Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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