The UF Fulbright Committee and the International Center are pleased to invite you to a Talk with Photojournalist Gary Monroe. Monroe’s photojournalistic work is featured in The Last Resort which is featured on Netflix. As a Fulbright Scholar and went to Haiti as he wanted to understand the migration of Haitians to Miami and the impact they made on change the Miami landscape and used his gift of photography to study the Haitian people.
DATE: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
LOCATION: Reitz Union, Room G 320
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Please register by November 10, 2019, at UFFulbrightRSVP@gmail.com
Gary Monroe, a native of Miami Beach, received a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977. Upon returning home, he photographed the old world Jewish community that characterized South Beach. Since 1984 he has photographed throughout Haiti and later looked at tourism across Florida, especially the "rite of passage" of vacationers at Disney World. He also "wanders aimlessly" to photograph in other countries – Brazil, Israel, Cuba, India, Trinidad, Poland, and Egypt to name a few. Recently he has been looking at the landscape, especially the transformation of place due to corporate-driven planning.