Exhibit Opening: John Edward Heaton's Guatemala
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Latin American Library
7001 Freret Street, 4th floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
All are cordially invited to the opening reception on Friday, March 18 at 5:30pm, of John Edward Heaton’s Guatemala, a photographic exhibit that will be on display at The Latin American Library from March 17-May 27.
We are honored to be the first venue in North America to show this exhibit, which debuted in the fall of 2015 in Paris at the Maison Européene de la Photographie (MEP), Paris’ main museum for photography. John Edward Heaton was interviewed by Jean-Luc Monterosso, Director and Founder of MEP
John Edward Heaton’s work documents the fascinating worlds of Guatemala. He has spent 30 years immersed as a curious witness to this Central American nation, among the most historically rich and complex nations of Latin America. Occupying the space between historical documentary and fine art, Heaton's stunning photographs capture the ironies and poignancy of Guatemala and its people with a penetrating gaze that is nonetheless thoroughly engaged, sympathetic and not without a good dose of humor.
The Latin American Library was one of the first to collect Heaton’s published work in 2011. Recognizing and acquiring historically important publications in a timely way allows us to bring to the Tulane campus exhibitions like Heaton’s that usually tour only at large museums.
There will also be a preview, on Thursday, March 17 from 10:00am-noon, as part of the festivities celebrating President Michael Fitts’ inauguration.