Opening reception with National Park Service photographer Jarob Ortiz
Dates: June 23
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, First Floor
Join us for the opening of The Echoes of Ellis Island, a collection of work by Jarob Ortiz, a large format photographer for the National Park Service. He created these images from 2016 and 2018 as part of a Historic American Buildings Survey project to highlight important, historic architectural, engineering and landscape details around the island.
Through these frames, he puts viewers in the shoes of the millions of immigrants who passed through the U.S. immigration port at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. Today, the old immigration facility is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, with the main building now restored and serving as the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.
Internationally-recognized photographer Maria Daniel Balcazar curated the work. The exhibition is a collaboration between Lost Origins Gallery and Focus on the Story, and was made possible with the generous support of the Friendship Heights Alliance and Clarion Partners
Featured image by Jarob Ortiz for the National Park Service.