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Father and Mother's Day Campaign Artists

Father and Mother's Day Campaign Artists

Alan Pogue

PHOTO: Photograph of father and child taken by Alan Pogue

Alan Pogue is a documentary photographer. In 1968, he came home from Vietnam, Alan Pogue began using photography to look into society's wounds for the possibility of cultural healing. Alan Pogue's first great body of work, resulted from living and marching with Texas migrant farmworkers. Over the years, his photos have appeared in several national and international publications including the New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, The Austin American Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, Kyodo News and Asahi Shimbun in Japan, and Texas Monthly. More recently, Alan was commissioned by a Japanese peace group to travel to Peshawar, Pakistan to document conditions among refugees displaced from Afghanistan by the war there in May, 2005. He is also exhibiting work from trips to Haiti, to call attention to conditions there.

This picture was taken in Havana, Cuba, March of 2005. I was visiting the home of our guide and translator and artist, Jesus.His daughter is the light of his life and he never tires of reading to her, in English and in Spanish, and encouraging her artistic expression. The sweetness of their relationship called out to be recorded.” –Alan Pogue

Alan Pogue
Texas Center for Documentary Photography
2104 E. Martin Luther King Blvd
Austin, Texas 78702
(512) 478-8387 fax: (512) 478-8387
cell: (512) 423-9812

Father holding  his toddler daughter.Candace Kugal

This photo was taken in Honduras by MCN Staff Member Candace Kugel.