Lupita Murillo Tinnen: American DREAM
December 1 - January 6, 2011
1710 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701
Women & Their Work presents the exhibition American DREAM, which explores the Mexican immigrant and undocumented community through photography by Lupita Murillo Tinnen. In this series, Tinnen’s portraits of undocumented college students are photographed in the students’ rooms and never reveal the face of her subjects, suggesting the invisibility of their personal plight and the precariousness that their undocumented status creates. This work is presented against the backdrop of pending legislation: the Development, Relief & Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act that would provide a pathway to citizenship.