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Award-winning photojournalist visits St Andrews

An award-winning photojournalist who has documented the plight of Honduran migrants and the ravages on the country caused by the drug war will give a talk at the University of St Andrews next week (Tuesday 12 November).

Ayuso Headshot. Photo credit - Patrick MacLeodTomás Ayuso, who was awarded the James Foley Prize for his “exceptional reporting” on the conflict will be hosted by the Centre for Art and Politics and give a public talk.

Entitled ‘Bordering Life: Movement, Identity, and Images from the US, Mexico, and Honduras’ Mr Ayuso’s talk will cover his work documenting the experiences of people in motion, leaving his native Honduras, traveling through Mexico, and their struggles at the US Southern Border.

The talk and some of his photographs will be recorded and archived within the Centre for Art and Politics, which will become a resource for the public.

In addition, Mr Ayuso will offer two masterclasses, both open to students from across the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The first will focus on working with people in motion, and the second, with an emphasis for Art History and Film Studies students, will focus on the aesthetics of documentary photography.

For the month of November until the winter graduation, 40 of Mr Ayuso’s photographs will be on display in the Arts Faculty Building.

Mr Ayuso is also an Open Society (Soros Foundation) Fellow, a National Geographic Society (USA) Explorer Fellow, and a World Press Global Photo Talent award winner.


Caption: Tomás Ayuso (photo credit Patrick MacLeod)

The talk will be on Tuesday 12 November at 5pm in School III, St Salvator’s Quad. All welcome.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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