“Immigrant Entrepreneurs”

Paul Greenberg explores the double lives of American Dream Achievers

Dallas photographer Paul Greenberg has chronicled urban life through his black-and-white panoramic images for the past 30 years. His new exhibit, “Immigrant Entrepreneurs,” is a collection of photographs featuring Dallas-based business owners who came from Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to pursue the American Dream. Each entrepreneur is shown in two portraits — one at his workplace and one at home, allowing viewers to compare the nine-to-five lives of these men and women with their home lives. In one pair, we see a Korean woman surrounded by spools of thread and sewing machines at her cluttered tailor shop; at home, she’s surrounded by her extended family, and the room has stark decor. In another, we see a man in an industrial kitchen filled with huge mixing machines and racks of baked goods; at home, he’s with his wife in a room filled with art and furniture that reflects his Vietnamese heritage. Get a glimpse of these double lives from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through June 29. Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand in Galveston. For information, call 409-763-2403 or visit www.galvestonartscenter.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 24. Continues through June 29, 2008

 
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