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The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans | Mark Chester

October 1 - October 31

Free

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape,  Photographs of New AmericansMark Chester at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library October 2018

From a collection of over 400 photographs representing more than 190 countries and territories; informal, environmental portraits documenting ethnic diversity in Massachusetts; subjects of various stations, foreign-born, naturalized U.S. citizens residing in the Commonwealth; individuals looking into the camera, telling stories through expression, place and pose.

In youth my penchant to discover places and people began, National Geographic, my guide; for forty years with wanderlust and curiosity I covered the continents photographing cultural landscapes. I’ve come full circle—traveling the world not leaving the state. The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape supporting MIRA is a collection of informal, environmental portraits of ethnic diversity in Massachusetts. 400-plus photographs that represent over 190 countries are touring the state; a companion book for donation to schools and libraries will bring awareness to our cultural diversity: subjects of various stations, foreign-born, naturalized U.S. citizens residing in the Commonwealth. Prompted by the 2010 Census, the seed was planted earlier on assignment at Ellis Island for a 1978 essay by role model Charles Kuralt. Unlike my candid street photography, this is a straightforward approach: individuals looking into the camera, telling stories through expression, place and pose. — Mark Chester

Fiscal agent: The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).

Photograph: The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape at Higgins Art Gallery | Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College Copyright © Mark Chester

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Start:
October 1
End:
October 31
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http://www.markchesterphotography.com/multicultural-landscape/

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Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
S. Hamilton, Ma, MA 01982 United States
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9784685577
Website:
www.hwlibrary.org
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