Footprints is a national traveling exhibit based on a human centered photography project called the Walk of the Immigrants.
Hi, hello. My name is Saul Flores, and in 2010 I walked across 10 countries to bring awareness to Latin American issues.
The project was called the Walk of the Immigrants, and now I want to start a national traveling exhibit that teaches cultural empathy from the images I captured.
On January 18th, 2012, I gave a lecture at my first Walk of the Immigrants exhibit opening that was hosted by NCSU Libraries. The exhibit ran for six months and it was estimated that it brought more than 500,000 unique viewers to the exhibit space.
Now, we are trying to raise $6,700 to launch Footprints, a nation traveling exhibit across America. Over the years we’ve had venues contact us from all over the US, New York, Texas, Washington, Florida, California, to host the exhibit and to share the Walk of the Immigrants. The Footprints tour will allow the images to travel across the United States and further share the stories of Latin America.
The $6,700 will act as seed money to make the Footprints traveling exhibit a sustainable model. This includes packaging, storage, management, and duplication of the exhibit so that it can begin traveling. As it moves from venue to venue, we will be collecting funds that will be used to further purchase educational tools for Atencingo. This is a dream project for me and for my family.
For more information or to make a donation, please check out our Kickstarter page!
Saul Flores is a Mexican American student with heritage descending to a rural town in Atencingo, Mexico. Saul was born in 1989 in Brooklyn, New York, and recently graduated with a Bachelors in Graphic Design and a Bachelors in Business Marketing at North Carolina State University.
Saul recently completed a 10-country trek from Quito, Ecuador, to Charlotte, North Carolina, to help raise awareness on the present struggles of the many Latin American communities. The journey, which Saul called “The Walk of the Immigrants,” took him on the perilous walk that many migrants to the United States have made. Walking and hitchhiking through towns large and small, Saul was able to capture the cultural distinction of these countries through photographs and journal entries. He is raising funds for an impoverished school in Atencingo by selling photographs of his journey.
Throughout his studies at NC State, Saul has traveled to more than 20 countries to study and understand the sociocultural issues of these countries.
Ed: Kate B.
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