Photographer, Filmmaker Capture Border Life

The fall series, “The War Next Door,” which details the violence in everyday life on the U.S.-Mexico border, continues this month with two free events.

On Friday, photojournalist and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz will talk about his documentary, “Narco Cultura,” a film that examines the impact of drug trafficking on Mexican music, film and other forms of entertainment. Schwarz is a contract photographer for TIME magazine and has covered events in Africa, Haiti and the Middle East. His film is scheduled for a February 2012 release.

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, photographer and educator David Taylor will lecture on “Working the Line: Physical, Social and Political Topography of the U.S./Mexico Border” at 12:30 p.m. in Room 148 of the Fine Arts Building.

Taylor, a professor at New Mexico State University, received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 for his photographs of the border, and recently completed major commissions for artwork that is installed at federal sites in Van Horn, Texas, and Las Cruces, N.M.

“The War Next Door” is sponsored by several UT Arlington departments and programs. Schwarz’s appearance is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies. Taylor’s lecture is hosted by the Department of Art and Art History. For more information, visit the Events page on the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies’ website.

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