Tuesday, October 16 - Friday, December 21, 2018
Learning Center 2nd Floor Lobby
On January 10, 1981, the newly formed Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) announced the start of a "general offensive" that would be officially extended until January 16, 1992, when the so-called Chapultepec Agreements were signed. For 11 long years there was a bloody civil war that left more than 75,000 dead, 8,000 missing and more than 1 million refugees in the U.S. and bordering countries. So many years of conflict marked El Salvador, the unattractive title of "most violent in the world." Probably the most visible legacy is the gangs or maras, which were formed as a result of the deportation from the U.S. of thousands of young Salvadorans who had left fleeing the war. A direct witness of that conflict was the Italian photographer Giuseppe Dezza. Dezza's photographs will be on display in the Learning Resources 2nd Floor Lobby from October 16 to December 21, 2018.
Learn more on the photographer's website.