“Race & Class”

Project Row Houses takes a new look at social issues

When Chuy Benitez began work on his contribution to “Race & Class,” the latest group exhibit at Project Row Houses, the El Paso-born photographer decided to look at those issues from a 360-degree angle. Benitez took leaders of Houston’s Latino community, leaders of what he calls Houston’s “cultura,” and photographed them from both the front and the back. He then put the images side-by-side to create a group of well-rounded portraits.

Each person captured in the series chose a location that was significant for their work. For example, Tony Diaz, founder of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, chose the George R. Brown Convention Center, home to the hugely successful Latino Book and Family Fair that Diaz and his organization brought to Houston. See work by Benitez and several other artists from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. 2521 Holman. For information, call 713-526-7662 or visit www.project-rowhouses.org. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Oct. 17. Continues through Jan. 20, 2007

 
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