Pablo Corral Vega opens special photo exhibit



                                 

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Posted on Sept. 25, 2008

About 50 people, including students and faculty, attended the opening of “25,” a photo exhibit celebrating Pablo Corral Vega’s 25 years of work in photography and photojournalism

The exhibit opened on Sept. 25 in the University of Miami School of Communication Common Ground Courtyard with a short introduction by Sanjeev Chatterjee, vice dean of and executive director of the Knight Center for International Media, which hosted the event.

“The Knight Center for International Media is focused on bringing prospects from all over the world to one place, one platform,” Chatterjee said as he introduced Corral.

All of his photos are centered on the themes of love and death, he said.

“Love and death are intimately connected,” he said. “That’s all I want to photograph: the way that people connect.”

Corral said people can benefit from sharing different perspectives with one another in such diverse world. “If we share our viewpoints, we become a lot richer,” he said.

The exhibit featured 44 photos displayed in a tent in the SoC’s courtyard.  Commentary in Spanish and Portuguese for the photos is available by calling (305) 735-8636.

The Knight Center will be hosting “Photography and Social Change,” a panel discussion featuring Corral and other acclaimed photojournalists, including Maggie Steber, Shahidul Alam and Ami Vitale, on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.

The exhibit “25,” which runs through Oct. 6, will be open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For more information about the event and panelists, please visit: http://knight.miami.edu/events/vega_exhibit.htm