Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Franklin Public Library is pleased to be sponsoring The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, from October 1 to October 31

Franklin Public Library is pleased to be sponsoring 

The Bay State: A  Multicultural Landscape, 

from October 1 to October 31 

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The work of noted photographer Mark Chester, the exhibit celebrates Massachusetts newest citizens hailing from 195 countries around the globe!  

Franklin Public Library is pleased to be presenting the work of nationally known photographer Mark Chester. His traveling exhibit, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape –Photographs Of New Americans, is on display from October 1 - October 31, 2021 at 118 Main Street Franklin, MA in the Friends of the Franklin Library Room. The exhibit was made possible by the Franklin Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. It will be open during regular library hours.  

Mark Chester's powerful photographs showcase Massachusetts newest citizens, who hail from 195 countries and territories around the globe. Through Mark Chester's lens, viewers can share and celebrate the richness of the Baystate's cultural heritage. The project supports the mission of MIRA, the largest coalition in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. For further info on the project, log on to markchesterphotography.com.  

Chester attended naturalization ceremonies across the state to personally meet some of the hundreds of individuals who have become America's newest citizens and residents of the Bay State. Mark's long career has taken him across the Globe, with photographs that have appeared in Time, and Newsweek among a host of other national publications. He was the photographer for Charles Kuralt's book DatelineAmerica. For further information on the  exhibit, call the library at 508.520.4941.

Shared from the Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/franklin-public-library-pleased-be-sponsoring-bay-state-%C2%A0-multicultural 

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