United World College-USA alumnus Gabriel Ellison-Scowcroft will share his photographic project of Las Vegas, N.M., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in Kluge Auditorium.
The public is invited to the free event and to share perspectives about Las Vegas with UWC-USA students.
Refreshments will be served.
Titled “Vergüenza,” Gabriel’s project explores memory, identity and recurring histories in Las Vegas. Once the economic and political center of the state, Las Vegas’ population has been shrinking for decades. The Spanish that has helped to keep Hispano identity strong is being spoken and taught less in homes and schools, but there are still many traditions that tie contemporary life in Las Vegas to its storied past.
A 2010 UWC-USA graduate, Gabriel is a documentary photographer, writer and radio producer from rural Quebec and based out of New Jersey and New Mexico. He has worked on commission for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, BBC Radio, and TIME Magazine, among many others. Gabriel focuses primarily on the contemporary experiences of minority groups and migration within North America.