By Ligia Cuevas Johnson, photographer and curator
October 5 - November 30, 2020
Ligia Cuevas Johnson's photographs of Latino children capture the essence of a bright and beautiful generation which could—should—become a tangible asset to America's future.
Business hours | MacMillan Hall, Ground Level
International Student Center | MMH 017 | Global Initiatives
Sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures
About Ligia Cuevas Johnson
Mexican-born photographer Ligia Cuevas Johnson encapsulates the dignity, honesty and optimism of America’s Latino children in her collection of 25 black-and-white photographs that record the children in their yards, neighborhoods, tiendas and churches. The photographer hopes the exhibit will help viewers gain a higher sense of the young peoples’ normalcy, humor, intelligence and place.
Ligia (“Li”) Cuevas Johnson, a highly trained, creative photographer, has photographed on assignment in Paris, London, Milan, Dubai, Mexico City, Merida, Vancouver, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Key West. She’s worked with her husband, a business journalist and Ansel Adams trained photographer, for more than 20 years and has also worked with Kurt Marcus, Joe McNally and numerous other extraordinary photographers.
Her photo work has appeared in Latino magazine and other publications; further, she has won four awards at the Kentucky Professional Photographers Association.
Did You Know?
Ligia Cuevas Johnson was the first donor of the UniDiversity Scholarship Fund. She donated $500.00. This is the first multicultural scholarship of this nature with preference for Latino Hispanic students.
About Ligia Cuevas Johnson and the exhibit
Ligia Cuevas Johnson: Colección Fotográfica Soñadores Vulnerables (en Español)