Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – Sunday, May 4, 2014
Stovall Gallery, 8th floor Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (map)
The exhibition at the Stovall Gallery at New York University’s Kimmel Center will focus on the Civil War in El Salvador and the role of women during and after the conflict.
The story will be told utilizing the photojournalism archive of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) and through the inclusion of portraits from the Mujeres de la Guerra Project by the photographer Lyn McCracken and the activist Theodora Simon. The portraits of women leaders and activists who played an important part during and after the Civil War will be accompanied by a selection of oral histories collected in 2011 by the two activists.
A film series and symposium will accompany the exhibition to further discuss the themes it raises.
Curated by José Raúl Guzmán and Camilla Querin.
Opening reception will be April 8, at 5 pm, Room 912 at the Kimmel Center.
The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.