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@STONEHAM THEATRE: Jill Enfield – The New Americans

May 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - July 23, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

The New Americans
Photographs by Jill Enfield
The Griffin at the Stoneham Theatre
395 Main St., Stoneham, MA
May 23 – July 23

Reception with the Artist
June 20, 6-7:30 PM

As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, who escaped Germany in 1939 to open camera stores in Florida, Jill Enfield has always been passionate about the immigrant experience. A fine art and commercial photographer, Enfield spent 20 years focusing on still lives and landscapes. Recently, she has turned her attention to portraits. “As a protest against the profiling and prejudice that has emerged over the last decade, I have been photographing immigrants with the notion that all people who relocate to the United States enrich our hosting culture with their own foreign experience,” Enfield says. “Just as the immigrants of yesteryear were ignored or treated with suspicion, so, too, are the new Americans,” she says. “We make the same mistakes based on ignorance and fail to perceive the potential of adventurous risk-takers who are more likely than most to transcend the odds and achieve something great. With these strange newcomers arrive new delicacies, art, fashion, architecture, and thought. Every culture evolves because new ideas come in from cultures far away.”

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Start:
May 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
End:
July 23, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

The Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre
395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 United States
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Phone:
781-729-1158