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Oct. 9 “Push Factors: Guatemalan Migration in Perspective” Corcoran Building Atrium
500 17th St., NW
The Corcoran School brought on its new director, Sanjit Sethi, last week, and now it’s getting ready to launch its first exhibition of the school year. “Push Factors: Guatemalan Migration in Perspective” is a powerful collection of photographs that illustrate the violence and political strife that have driven migration from Guatemala to the United States. Three photographers share their images of the poverty and human suffering Guatemalans have endured in the post-war country.
The show was put together by Heidi McKinnon, the executive director of Curators Without Borders. The organization brings art to underserved communities to promote education, outreach and advocacy.
The exhibition doesn’t shy away from the brutality of migration stories, so viewers should be warned that some of the photos are graphic. But that honesty serves the show’s goal of igniting conversation about patterns of immigration today.