Chatham to host exhibit centered on immigration & migration experience

Chatham University will host Out of Many: Stories of Migration, an exhibit featuring the faces and experiences of multiple generations of migrants, immigrants and their descendants from January 29th through April 4th in Chatham’s Shadyside Campus Woodland Art Gallery. A reception will be held in the Art Gallery on February 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Gallery hours for viewing the exhibit are Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Out of Many is a series of exhibits, events and conversations centering around the work of five photographers and two writers working out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Working from the premise that “we have all come from somewhere,” Out of Many explores the central role that migration and immigration have played, and continue to play, in the formation of our identity and culture, and in sustaining our economy – and in so doing, aims to create a space for civil, constructive conversation about belonging and cultural heritage today. With original, contemporary photography and essays, Out of Many uses Pittsburgh’s story as a lens through which to examine the broader American immigration and migration experience.

Out of Many is a project of The Documentary Works, a collaborative group of professional photographers that documents social and environmental issues. Curated by Laura Domencic and Brian Cohen, the project highlights the photography of Scott Goldsmith, Nate Guidry, Lynn Johnson, Annie O’Neill, and Brian Cohen.  The project includes a major exhibit of photographs, and a 120-page, full-color book of the photography, designed by Brett Yasko, and featuring essays by Public Radio journalists Erika Beras and Reid Frazier. Support for Out of Many is provided by: Opportunity Fund; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Hillman Foundation; The Heinz Endowments; The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation; PNC Charitable Trusts; and The Pittsburgh Foundation. Their faith in The Documentary Works is deeply appreciated.


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