Exhibit Reception | The Silhouette Project: Stories of Immigrants, Refugees & Dreamers
Join the Museum of Boulder for an exhibit reception for the newest community exhibit in The Lodge: The Silhouette Project. This visual story expose was created by Boulder-based photographer and personal historian Dona Laurita in partnership with local immigrants and refugees.
The Silhouette Project was started in October of 2016 as a way to help give a voice to segments of our population and our local and national community that is too often relegated to the shadows, becoming faceless and, more and more, having value only as statistics used in political rhetoric.
Using silhouettes and depicting a person as an anonymous, faceless form, while still incorporating elements of their character leaves more to the imagination of the observer. When coupled with their actual story and words, this encourages a deep interaction between the subject and the observer, such that both fill in and color the silhouetted image with their own subjective reality.
“When you go to another place to live, you are changed forever”