Young Americans

Young Americans


Exhibition on view until: Saturday, January 29, 2022

InLiquid is proud to present Young Americans at the InLiquid Gallery. Young Americans presents new work from Ada Trillo along with work from students of Photography without Borders (PWB), a group of Latinx teens whom Trillo mentored in 2020-2021. 

InLiquid se enorgullece en presentar Young Americans en asociación con Ada Trillo y Photography Without Borders en la Galería InLiquid del 8 de diciembre de 2021 al 22 de enero de 2022.Young Americans presenta el nuevo trabajo de Ada Trillo junto con el trabajo de los estudiantes de Photography without Borders (PWB), un grupo de adolescentes Latinx quienes Trillo mentoro en 2020-2021.

Trillo is an award-winning Mexican-American photographer who has become known for her deeply evocative images of migrants at the U.S./Mexican border. Many of the included photographs in Young Americans were taken during 2020 and 2021 while Trillo traveled with the large caravans of migrants hoping to achieve a better life in the United States. Through the course of this project Trillo shared her experiences and expertise with the young artists of PWB who she then challenged to create their own photo essays about their conceptions of what it means to be American. Young Americans culminates in the juxtaposition of the quest for those actively seeking to become American, with the perceived meaning of being American by local Philadelphia youth.

Ada Trillo es una fotógrafa Mejicana-Estadounidense galardonada que se ha hecho conocida por sus imágenes profundamente evocadoras de los migrantes en la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México. Muchas de las fotografías incluidas en Young Americans fueron tomadas durante 2020 y 2021, mientras Trillo viajaba con las grandes caravanas de migrantes con la esperanza de lograr una vida mejor en los Estados Unidos. A través de este proyecto, Trillo compartió sus experiencias y conocimientos con los artistas jóvenes de PWB, a quienes luego desafió a crear sus propios ensayos fotográficos sobre sus concepciones de lo que significa ser Estadounidense. Young Americnas culmina en la yuxtaposición de la búsqueda de aquellos que buscan activamente convertirse en Estadounidense, con el significado percibido de ser Estadounidense por los jóvenes locales de Filadelfia.

Appointments are required to visit Young Americans. Book an appointment on Calendly or call our office at (215) 235-3405.

Es necesario concertar una cita para visitar a los Young Americans. Reserve una cita en Calendly o llame a nuestra oficina al (215) 235-3405.

Young Americans has been made possible through a generous award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional funding has been provided by The Joseph Robert Foundation, PNC Arts Alive, Penn Treaty Special Services District, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Barbara and Theodore Aronson, Ralph Citino and Lawrence Taylor, Helen Cunningham,The Friends of InLiquid. 

Young Americans ha sido posible gracias a un generoso premio de The National Endowment for the Arts. 

La financiación adicional ha sido proporcionada por The Joseph Robert Foundation, PNC Arts Alive, Penn Treaty Special Services District, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Barbara and Theodore Aronson, Ralph Citino and Lawrence Taylor, Helen Cunningham, and The Friends of InLiquid. 

 

More insight about Young Americans can be read through Understanding and Arriving to America: Multi-generational Images of Migration and their Hardshipswritten by Gerry Peña-Martinez. 

 

Young Americans Video

Digital Catalog

 

Exhibition Documentation

Selected Works

This show can be viewed at the InLiquid Gallery every Wednesday through Saturday between 12-6pm from December 8th, 2021 – January 22nd, 2022.