Broadcast major Christine Nicholson got the opportunity to interview UTA Alum Dominic Bracco II for UTA Radio the day before the noted photojournalist returned to his alma mater for a special presentation.
Bracco discussed his work documenting the effects of Mexican and North American policies on the border region where he was raised. His talk, "The Lost Generation: Globalization, Youth Culture and Violence in Ciudad Juarez," was held in the UT Arlington Central Library Sept. 28. This event is part of a fall 2011 "The War Next Door: Narco-Violence and the U.S. Mexico Border" series tied to the "Life and Death in the Northern Pass" exhibit in the UT Arlington Central Library sixth floor parlor.
Bracco, a 2008 Department of Communication grad, has documented the horrors of Mexico's drug war through evocative images of violence and its aftermath, of grieving families and tender scenes of day-to-day urban life. His photos are the heart of a new exhibit, "Life and Death in The Northern Pass," which runs through Jan. 14 in the Central Library's Sixth Floor Parlor.
"What an honor to interview such a bright, insightful and talented photojournalist,” says Nicholson. “Bracco has done an incredible job shedding light on the tragic reality of narco-violence. Some may feel the photos are graphic but I feel it’s definitely not gratuitous but rather poignant, brave and important for all of us to see. The fact that he's a UTA alum makes me that much more proud to be a Maverick."
Listen to Nicholson's complete interview with Bracco at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrdY5605bRA or via Nicholson's website at http://christinenicholson.vpweb.com/Media-Samples.html