The Lost Generation: Globalization, Youth Culture and Violence in Ciudad Juárez Published September 19, 2011
September 28, 2011 - 12:00pm
University of Texas at Arlington
Central Library, Sixth Floor Parlor
702 Planetarium Place
"Life and Death in The Northern Pass" Exhibit
Aug. 15- Jan. 14, 2011
Photojournalist and Pulitzer Center grantee, Dominic Bracco II will present his work at the University of Texas at Arlington. Bracco's talk: "The Lost Generation: Globalization, Youth Culture and Violence in Ciudad Juárez" will discuss his work about North American and Mexican border policies.
Bracco's photos are the heart of a new exhibit, “Life and Death in The Northern Pass.”
Chris Conway, coordinator of the exhibit and an associate professor of modern languages, called Bracco’s work "astonishingly brave and illuminating photojournalism."
“Dominic is reporting from the front lines of a devastating war that is occurring at our very doorstep, and his work can help us understand its impact on Mexico and the United States,” said Conway, who was one of Bracco’s professors. “His photography attests to a phenomenal ability to gain the trust of his subjects, regardless of whether they are gang members, children, or the grieving parents of a murder victim.”
The exhibit is the first in a series of fall events focused on “The War Next Door: Narco-Violence and the U.S. Mexico Border.” All events are free and open to the public.
Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, has become the murder capital of the world. Most vulnerable are Los Ninis, young men and women who earned their name from “ni estudian, ni trabajan”—those who neither work nor study.
September 15, 2011 / Untold Stories
by DOMINIC BRACCO II
Increased border security after the 9/11 attacks has led to an upsurge in violent crime, drug use and economic distress in Mexico.
Dominic Bracco II specializes in documenting the effects of Mexican and North American policies on the border region where he was raised. He has degrees in journalism and Spanish literature from The...
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)