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Pritchard photo exhibit shows Guatemalan migration factors


January 17, 2019

An exhibit of photos that explores the factors driving residents of Guatemala from their homes in search of a better life opened Jan. 16, at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery in collaboration with the university’s Martin Institute.

“Push Factors: Perspectives on Guatemalan Migration,” organized by Curators Without Borders, invites viewers to consider the complexity of Guatemalan life as well as the stereotyping of migrants.

Guatemalans have long suffered with corruption, poverty, genocide, gang violence and resource exploitation.

“There is a lot of rhetoric used to cr...

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