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NCC - Captured Images: by Todd Bigelow

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Apr 6, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
NCC Campus N12 (Multipurpose Center)
250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Free and open to the public
Heather Eubanks,

Using the camera as a tool for social awareness and change

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Todd Bigelow Bio:

Los Angeles based photojournalist Todd Bigelow first ventured to the US/Mexico border in the early 1990s to begin documenting Operation Gatekeeper, a landmark piece of federal legislation that sought to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants to America. His initial trip to the border eventually led to over twenty years of documenting a wide range of immigration related stories including a profile of vigilantes operating with impunity in San Diego, life at a Tijuana shelter catering to stranded migrants, a look at a Texas border town at odds with drug smugglers, a profile of armed citizens patrolling the remote Arizona desert for migrants, and a special report on sexual harassment of migrant field workers presented to Congress.

Although his immigration work, exhibited worldwide with images residing in the permanent collection at the California Museum of Photography, has been a central focus throughout his career, Todd has long sought to use his camera to spotlight a variety of social issues. Whether documenting upheaval in the streets or quietly photographing personal projects, Todd’s commitment to photography as a tool for social change remains as resolute as ever. He has worked for some of the world’s leading publications including the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, Smithsonian, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, National Geographic Traveler, People and The NY Times Magazine. Todd was part of two team Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the LA Times for coverage of the Los Angeles Riots and the Northridge Earthquake. When not on assignment, Todd teaches photography at his alma mater, CSU Northridge, and at seminars around the country.

Sponsored by: Equal Employment Opportunity Program, and the NCC Coordinating Council (A branch of the Sierra College Foundation)

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