Photojournalist brings exhibit to Western

DANBURY, CONN. — As the issues of undocumented people living the United States become more heated and complicated, so does David Bacon’s desire to have the entire story told — through pictures. Some of the scenes will be on display for the next two months at Western Connecticut State University.

In his photo exhibit “Living Under the Trees,” Bacon shows the human side of the undocumented immigrants who incite passion in those who either support or reject them. The photos show people of different cultures sharing family values and work ethics.

The exhibit will be on display from Monday, Oct. 10, through Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, on the main floor of the Ruth Haas library on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury during library hours. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Library hours can be found at

Bacon, who has written a book entitled “Illegal People,” writes that “our national policy (on immigration) produces even more displacement, more migration, more immigration raids, and a more divided, polarized society.” He is expected to return to the university in mid-November to give a lecture on his book.

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.



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