Opening Friday, January 24th, from 6 PM - 8 PM
Hosted by LATITUDE’s Artist in Residence Samantha Cabrera Friend, this program will collaborate with local Chicago archiving initiatives and panelists from around the country to discuss the value of family photography. This approachable and fun gathering is aimed toward those who are curious on harnessing the power and importance of maintaining a personal archive, whether it’s photographs or ephemera. All programming materials and partial discussion will be available in English and Spanish.
Samantha Cabrera Friend is a Chicago based visual journalist who uses photography to discover and explore the local histories, cultural practices, and social issues affecting many female-based communities. She is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and is an independent archivist and curator. With a methodology based in historical and observational research, Samantha focuses on producing long form narratives and reporting on stories through the greater lens of the Latinx diaspora. In both editorial and ethnographic work, she views each subject as an integral thread of their local history and believes in the power of documenting the everyday occurrence.