1. Facing Change: Documenting America - Carlos Javier Ortiz


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    This video represents the continuation of our Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA) series. FCDA is a non-profit collective of prominent photographers and writers who have come together to explore the United States during one of the most enduring times in the nation's history. The work of Carlos Javier Ortiz, one of the FCDA photographers, sheds light on the crime in Chicago and migrant workers in Illinois.

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    • photokina 2012: Day 3 Highlights


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      Watch the highlights from September 20, 2012, the third day of photokina 2012, and see some of the photographers from the Facing Change: Documenting America project.

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      • Trailer // Carlos Javier Ortiz: WE ALL WE GOT


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        Carlos Javier Ortiz - We All We Got @ David Weinberg Photography October 10th, 2014 - January 5th, 2015 Opening Reception and Book Signing: October 10th, 5 - 8 PM We All We Got explores the consequences and devastation of youth violence in contemporary America from 2006 to 2013, through a mix of powerful photographs, incisive essays and moving letters from diverse individuals affected by this perennial scourge. Carlos Javier Ortiz’s work provides an avenue for knowing these children and their families. This work is not the end of the conversation about youth violence and society’s complicity in it, but rather the beginning. The terror in the eyes of grieving children and inconsolable mothers only allows the viewer to begin to understand the toll that this reality takes on the children who live it. The stories take place in Chicago and Philadelphia. By repeatedly returning to the same neighborhoods over the course of eight years, Ortiz shows the plight of the communities with which he has built a deep connection. You see abandoned buildings, memorials for victims, segregation, graffiti, juvenile incarceration and other constant reminders of the outcomes of violence on young people and their surroundings. But through all the heartbreak, you also see the incredible resilience of the individuals left behind. And where there is terror, there is also a glimpse of the innocence that remains and a tiny glimmer of hope. Carlos Javier Ortiz is visual artist who works with photography, film and text and specializes in long-term documentaries that focus on urban life, gun violence, race, poverty and marginalized communities. Ortiz collaborates with his subjects by asking them to share their personal narratives and testimonials. His work confronts human suffering while simultaneously illuminating compassion and optimism. Ortiz has received numerous accolades for his work including the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Photography award for his series Too Young to Die. He is the recipient of many grants from organizations such as the Open Society Foundations, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the California Endowment National Health Journalism Fellowship, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world such as the International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y., the Library of Congress in Washington, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum and the permanent collections of the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. Carlos Javier Ortiz lives in Chicago and Oakland, Calif.

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          • We All We Got | Carlos Javier Ortiz


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            Carlos Javier Ortiz | We All We Got We All We Got explores the consequences and devastation of gun violence on American youth. The powerful photos from this eight-year-long documentary project bear witness to the true cost of this nationwide scourge. OPENING RECEPTION January 24, 2015, 6-9PM Free and Open to the Public ON VIEW January 24 - March 22, 2015 Thursdays and Fridays 3-7PM Saturdays and Sundays 1-5PM - See more at: http://bronxdoc.org/exhibitions#sthash.NWilz9bA.dpuf

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