‘Immigrant Journeys’ exhibit tells stories of eight Wisconsinites

A free exhibit featured at the Overture Center through mid-August illuminates the journeys of eight immigrants who traveled thousands of miles to make Wisconsin home. 

Immigrant Journeys subject Sinthia Silva
Cinthia Silva, one of eight subjects of the ‘Immigrant Journeys’ exhibit. (photo by Gary Porter)

The Wisconsin Humanities Council partnered with Pulitzer-winning photographer Gary Porter, award-winning journalist Bill Berry and Centro Hispano of Dane County to produce the traveling exhibit, entitled “Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border: ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin!” and its associated website.

Bill Berry is an award-winning journalist and author who lives in Stevens Point.  He contributes to national and state publications, including The Cap Times

Gary Porter is a long-time photojournalist previously with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  He received a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and is a six-time Wisconsin News Photographer of the Year.

The Dane County tour of the exhibit will take place June 17 through October 2019.  It will then travel elsewhere in the state.  That tour is being planned, according to the exhibit’s website.

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