Documentary photographer Juan Fuentes will lead workshop participants in learning photography basics so that they are empowered to document their own experiences. Photographs will be used as part of Fuentes’ collaborative photography project.
Workshop details: (participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions!)
5:30-6:15pm: Photo workshop w/ disposable cameras that will be provided to participants.
6:15-7pm: Digital/Phone photo workshop – participants need to bring personal digital photo taking devices.
About the project
BMoCA and Aurora Public Libraries welcome artist Juan Fuentes to the Aurora Central Library. Fuentes will be presenting a collaborative photography project to celebrate the diversity of Aurora focusing on uniting Aurora’s different communities by compiling community generated perspectives and images in a mural that represents the people of Aurora.
About the artist
Juan Fuentes is a documentary photographer born in Chihuahua, México, who grew up in Denver’s Northside neighborhood. His kinship to the barrio is evident within his photography, telling the intimate stories of the everyday life of immigrants and Chicanos. Fuentes’ photographs are a poetic approach to seeing and capturing Contemporary America as a Mexican immigrant. For him, it is important to photograph and document because it creates a record that affirms reality, experience and moments in history. It is also a vehicle for storytelling, which allows him to take authorship of his own narrative.
The BMoCA and Aurora Public Libraries collaboration is funded in part by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.