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TCDP TOP PICK | Xavier Tavera: "Calle Lake" at Augsburg College
01/14/2013 (All day) - 03/14/2013 (All day)
TCDP TOP PICK: You've seen Lake Street, but you've never seen it through the eyes of Xavier Tavera, whose complex portraits of members of the local Latino community are on display at Augsburg College until March 14. - Jay Gabler
Tavera’s recent photographic portrait series documents members of the Latino community on Lake Street in Minneapolis.
After moving from Mexico City to the United States, Xavier Tavera learned what it felt like to be part of a subculture – the immigrant community. Subjection to alienation has transformed the focus of his photos to sharing the lives of those who are marginalized. Images have offered insight into the diversity of numerous communities and given a voice to those who are often invisible. Tavera has shown his work extensively in the Twin Cities, nationally and internationally including Chile and China. His work is part of the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Plains Art Museum and Weisman Art Museum. He is a recipient of the McKnight Fellowship, Jerome Travel Award, State Arts Board, and Bronica Scholarship.
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