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Seeing Child Labor Through the Photography of David Parker
February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmRESERVATIONS CLOSED
Join us at the opening reception for the exhibit Seeing Child Labor Through the Photography of David Parker. The event includes remarks by photographer David Parker. The event is free and open to all. The reception includes refreshments and a cash bar.
About the exhibit
Child labor evokes images of exploitation. And yet, it’s complicated. Through one photographer’s lens we can see children working under terrible conditions. We also can see children working along with their families, children reading while they work, children playing in workplaces, and children doing schoolwork.
Through these images, we view children across the globe as more than just “objects” who are manipulated by adults. Though relatively powerless, they are also active subjects who see the world through their own perspectives and act on it as agents.
About the photographer
David Parker is an occupational medicine physician affiliated with the Environmental Health Sciences Program at the University of Minnesota, and Senior Physician Research at HealthPartners. He has been traveling the globe and documenting images of child labor for three decades.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost: Imagine Grant Fund, the University Libraries, the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), the Office of Undergraduate Education: Grand Challenge Curriculum, the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, the Department of History, the SPH Global Health Working Group, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
What: Exhibit opening reception, Seeing Child Labor Through the Photography of David Parker
When: Thursday, February 20 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Program at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
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