Large Scale Portraits Tell Stories of Immigration


Joe Standart’s portraits of immigrant Americans are displayed on the lawn at The Hotchkiss School through Oct. 6. Photo by Anne Day

Long before immigration became the hot button issue it is now, in 2004, photographer Joe Standart saw the city of New London, Conn. as a place to begin exploring this growing  American concern. With his larger than life portraits of people that became his organization Portrait of America’s, “WE ARE: A Nation of Immigrants.” Standart began this project of publicly displayed art in New London but has subsequently exhibited large scale portraits of Americans in Hartford, New Haven and now at the Hotchkiss School. 

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