Opening Reception: July 12 | 6 – 9 PM
“The Land Of Illustrious Men is a photo-novella of Ramos’s life as a son of working-class immigrants who came to America from Mexico in search of a better life. The series offers the viewer a glimpse of the personal story of each member of his family and reveals the nature of their relationship to one another. He also includes his own experience—a childhood spent living between two worlds—and his decision to reject the blue-collar tradition that was to be his presumed legacy in order to become a photographer. Although his particular journey is personal, this project is an expression of a larger story about immigration, cultural identity, assimilation, and class that is shared and felt by many.”
1821 W. Hubbard St.
Also published on Medium.