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The OjO Latino Photo-project: What does it mean to be Latino in Pittsburgh?

What does it mean to be Latino in Pittsburgh? Through the OjO Latino project, twelve Latino community members will explore answers through photography and collective discussion highlighting the daily struggles, fears, and desires of immigrants in Pittsburgh.

Based on the PhotoVoice technique of photo-driven storytelling, OjO Latino is a community-based participatory research project focusing on the life stories of local Latinos and sharing them with the larger Pittsburgh community. The project is led by a Pitt student, H. Camilo Ruiz, and includes  a team of faculty and students from the Center for Healht Equity (Patricia Documet and Rosa De Ferrari), History of Arts and Architecture (Kirk Savage and Paulina Pardo), Anthropology (Kathleen Musante), Communications (Caitlin Bruce), the Center for Latin American Studies (Scott Morgenstern), and Education (Sharon Ross). Curated exhibitions will be held at the University of Pittsburgh and at Casa San Jose.

The project has been generously funded by the University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Year of Diversity initiative and the Center for Health Equity at the Graduate School of Public Health.   


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