Artist Talk: Cesar Melgar

Artist Talk: Cesar Melgar

Join us on Zoom for the Art Department’s fall lecture series. Cesar Melgar was born in Newark, NJ and raised in the Ironbound section, a working class neighborhood. This upbringing as a child of first generation immigrants influences his eye as he turns his lens onto his community that has faced environmental injustice, disinvestment, and now the force of gentrification. His photos capture the poetic nuances of daily life in a city that is often misunderstood by the rest of New Jersey and beyond, and especially the media. Cesar has exhibited his work in all of the major galleries and institutions in Newark. He is a contributing photographer for the International Society of Biourbanism based in Rome. Cesar is the subject of an interview for the New York Times and The Design Observer. Learn more at cesarmelgarphotography.com. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98131613995

Wednesday, October 7 202012:00pm-1:00pm

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Joan O'Beirne

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