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“U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries” On Display At Avery Point

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Come see the new exhibition, U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal
Countries at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point.
The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm, and the Gallery is located at
Branford House on the Avery Point campus (1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT).
The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker,
photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in
foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are
some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that
reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.
In addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off
the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the
crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of
UConn student artwork, inspired by Romano’s efforts, that explores child labor in the chocolate industry
in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this practice.
U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries runs from Sept. 13 to Dec.
16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open
from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays.
More information is available here:
https://blogs.lib.uconn.edu/archives/2018/08/20/u-roberto-romano-papers-photographs-of-child-
labor-in-coastal-countries-on-display-at-avery-point/

All students, staff, and faculty are warmly invited to the opening reception for the exhibition, U. Roberto
Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries at Avery Point’s Schlippe Art Gallery in
Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm.

Come see the new exhibition, U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal
Countries at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point.
The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker,
photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in
foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are
some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that
reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.
In addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off
the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the
crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of
UConn student artwork – inspired by Romano’s efforts – that explores child labor in the chocolate
industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.

U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries runs from Sept. 13 to Dec.
16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open
from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.
More information is available here:
https://blogs.lib.uconn.edu/archives/2018/08/20/u-roberto-romano-papers-photographs-of-child-
labor-in-coastal-countries-on-display-at-avery-point/

All students, staff, and faculty are warmly invited to the opening reception for the exhibition, U. Roberto
Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries at Avery Point’s Schlippe Art Gallery in
Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm.

The exhibition features the work of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker,
photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in
foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are
some of Romano’s most iconic images — beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that
reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.  In
addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off the
coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of young boys who joined the crews in
order to support their families on shore.

The exhibition will run from Sept. 13 until Dec. 16. More information is available here:

https://blogs.lib.uconn.edu/archives/2018/08/20/u-roberto-romano-papers-photographs-of-child-
labor-in-coastal-countries-on-display-at-avery-point/

So come to the reception next Wednesday evening to see this compelling exhibition and hear its
curators speak. Come also for an introduction to the Schlippe Art Gallery and for delectable food and
drink as well as good company. All are welcome, especially new students and those who have never
visited the Gallery.

Please come to the opening reception for the exhibition, "U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of
Child Labor in Coastal Countries" at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point’s Alexey von Schlippe
Gallery of Art in Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-
7:30pm. All are welcome, and admission is free.
The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker,
photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in
foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are

some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that
reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.
In addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off
the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the
crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of
UConn student artwork – inspired by Romano’s efforts – that explores child labor in the chocolate
industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.
"U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec.
16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open
from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

Art Exhibition Reception at UConn Avery Point in Groton, CT: "U. Roberto Romano
Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries"
You're invited to the opening reception for the exhibition, "U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of
Child Labor in Coastal Countries" at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point’s Alexey von Schlippe
Gallery of Art in Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-
7:30pm. All are welcome, admission is free, and there will be refreshments.

The exhibition features the photographs of Robin Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker,
photojournalist, and human-rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in
foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in an effort to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are
some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that
reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.

In addition, never-before-exhibited works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms)
off the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the
crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of
UConn student artwork – inspired by Romano’s efforts – that explores child labor in the chocolate
industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.

"U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec.
16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus in Groton,
CT. It is open from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

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