Check out the new finding aid for the the Paul Cuadros Photographic Collection, one of the most recent photograph acquisitions in the North Carolina Collection. A description of the collection (from the finding aid) is below:
Paul Cuadros was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., the third son of parents who immigrated from Peru. He attended the University of Michigan and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and focused his career in journalism on writing and reporting on issues of race and poverty. In 1999, he was awarded an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship to write and report on the impact of emerging Latino communities on the rural South. This resulted in the book A Home on the Field: How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America (2006). The Paul Cuadros Photographic Collection is primarily composed of images related to the Latino immigrant community in central North Carolina, particularly in Siler City. They were taken when Cuadros was living there researching the Latino migration to the American South. The subjects of the images include the living conditions of immigrants; poultry and agricultural workers, including injured poultry workers; social and community events such as quinceaneras and festivals; religious events, including a passion play; children in school, including a contentious meeting of the Siler City School Board in September 1999; and anti-immigration rallies, including one led by David Duke in February 2000 and the response to that rally. Also included are a few images from North Carolina locations outside Siler City and a few from outside North Carolina.