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Sunday, December 16th, 2018
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Avery Point CampusAlexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Branford House
Come see the new exhibition, "U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point.
The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are some of Romanoâs most iconic images â beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that reveal both the photographerâs aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.
In addition, never-before-seen works from Romanoâs time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of UConn student artwork â inspired by Romanoâs efforts â that explores child labor in the chocolate industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.
"U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Avery Point CampusMarine Sciences Building, Seminar Room 103
Wind and Wave Driven Circulation in a Fetch-limited Coastal Basin: Western Long Island Sound
Thursday, January 17th, 2019
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Avery Point CampusGymnasium
Region XXI Contest