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Opening: John Edward Heaton’s Guatemala

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Please join The Latin American Library for the opening of
John Edward Heaton’s Guatemala
Friday, March 18
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Tulane University
4th floor Howard Tilton Memorial Library
7001 Freret Street

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is pleased to announce John Edward Heaton’s Guatemala, a photographic exhibit that will be on display at The Latin American Library, Tulane University, March 17-May 27.

We are honored to be the first venue in North America to show this exhibit, which debuted in the fall of 2015 in Paris at the Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris’ main museum for photography.

About John Edward Heaton

John Edward Heaton’s work documents the fascinating worlds of Guatemala. He has spent 35 years immersed as aphotographer, environmentalist, visual anthropologist, cultural entrepreneur, and curious witness to this Central American nation, among the most historically rich and complex nations of Latin America.  Occupying the space between historical documentary and fine art, Heaton’s stunning photographs capture the ironies and poignancy of Guatemala and its people with a penetrating gaze that is nonetheless thoroughly engaged, sympathetic and not without a good dose of humor.  

 The Latin American Library was one of the first to collect Heaton’s published work in 2011.  Recognizing and acquiring historically important publications in a timely way allows us to bring to the Tulane campus exhibitions like Heaton’s that usually tour only at large museums. 

For an interview with Heaton and  Jean Luc Monterroso, Director, Maison Européene de la Photographie, click here