ART WORKS Projects (AWP) in partnership with Pueblo Unido Gallery (PUG) are honored to present Deported: An American Division / A Family Divided. This exhibition presents the first two-installments of an ongoing project by Colorado-based photographer Rachel Woolf, AWP’s 2018 Emerging Lens Fellow. Deported highlights the story of Lourdes Salazar Bautista and her family as they navigate the U.S. federal immigration system and the joys and sorrows of life between the United States and Mexico.
After residing in Michigan with her U.S. born children Bryan, Lourdes ‘Lulys’, and Pamela for 20 years, Lourdes Salazar Bautista was deported in 2017 and joined her husband Luis in Mexico, while her children found their lives and education split between the two countries. Woolf’s photographs and documentation in both the U.S. and Mexico capture the personal realities of a family separated by borders, as well as first hand accounts of a complex and protracted immigration system.
This exhibition marks the first collaboration between AWP and PUG. We will be joined by Rachel Woolf, alongside Lourdes and Luis who will be in Chicago for the opening event!
Come learn more about the story of Lourdes and Luis, where they are today, and connect with the community at Centro Romero.
Date: Saturday, July 29
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Speaking Program: 12:30 PM
Address: Pueblo Unido Gallery
6216 N Clark Street, Chicago IL
This event is open to the public and we welcome all guests! Deported will be on view through September 24. The gallery is open on Saturdays from noon - 4pm,
or by appointment.