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Shadow Lives USA
During the past decade, millions of Mexican and Central American migrants have left their homes and families, faced death on the journey to the United States, and lived under the specter of criminality once in this country. Despite these obstacles, these resilient immigrants are transforming American culture and posing fundamental questions of justice, citizenship, and labor to the country. The struggle about how best to define and treat this growing and increasingly influential population is one of the most vital and complex issues of our time.
Jon Lowenstein has been documenting the lives of Latin American migrants since 2000 when he photographed the struggle of day laborers to find work each day on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Since then he has traveled throughout the United States and Mexico to document the lives of Latin American men and women who have taken the perilous journey North to the United States in search of the American Dream.
Jon Lowenstein has been a professional photographer for more than ten years. He specializes in documentary projects which question the status quo. He believes that documentary photographers make a significant contribution to our society by serving as visual witnesses and historians.
Jon was a staff photographer for the CITY 2000 (Chicago In The Year) project. He has won many awards, including being named a 2007 USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism Racial Justice Fellow, and the 2005 NPPA New America Award. His work has appeared in Mother Jones, TIME, Smithsonian, and the New York Times, among others.
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