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En Foco's New Works No. 17 Exhibition and Opening Reception

En Foco and The President's Gallery at John Jay College are proud to present

En Foco's New Works Photography Fellowship Awards exhibition (2013-14)

Paccarik Orue • Tomiko Jones
Elva Salinas • William Wilson • An Rong Xu

Juror: Mary Virginia Swanson, Photo Marketing Consultant, Educator and Author

Opening Reception
Wednesday, July 9, 5-7pm

Artist Talks

Exhibit Location
President's Gallery
John Jay College, City University of New York
899 Tenth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Monday- Thursday, 9am - 5pm until August 20
Monday- Friday, 9am - 5pm until September 26

Exhibit Dates
June 29 - September 26, 2014

NEW WORKS #17 includes work by artists Elva Salinas, Paccarik Orue, William Wilson, Tomiko Jones and An Rong Xu. Elva Salinas explores contemporary cultural dynamics surrounding the identities of Mexican-American women while Paccarik Orue documents the mining city of Cerro de Pasco, in the Peruvian Andes and the stories of its residents, their struggles, and environmental concerns. William R. Wilson photographs Indigenous peoples using the wet plate collodion process, allowing the subjects of his photographs to participate in the re-inscription of their customs and values in a way that leads to a more equal distribution of power in the cultural conversation. Tomiko Jones work reflects her concern with clean water resources and ecological stewardship of public land while An Rong Xu intimately explores the evolving identity of Chinese Americans and the transition from immigrant to American, unpacking the dissonance between assimilation and cultural heritage.