By Kayla Rutledge
A free art exhibition at Vision Gallery is making its debut Aug. 30, with its artists hoping to change the way spectators view the U.S.-Mexico relationship.
The photos presented in the Through Each Other’s Eyes exhibit showcase the views of two Valley photographers, Gina Santi and Brandon Sullivan, and two Hermosillo, Mexico, photographers, Juan Casanova and Dionisio Corral, during an exchange to each country.
Through Each Other’s Eyes, a nonprofit, started in 1988 after hosting five exchanges between photographers in the U.S. and Japan. In 1995 the organization began hosting events between the U.S. and Mexico.
Santi, Sullivan, Casanova and Dionisio participated in the ninth exchange to Mexico hosted by Through Each Other’s Eyes.
As a result of the exchange, 20 pictures from each photographer have comprised an 80-piece collection, which has toured on display to the public of both countries with the hope of unifying people and celebrating their cultural differences.
“In a time of such division, our hope is that this exhibition provides a sense of unity through the powerful work of these photographers working across borders,” said Peter Bugg, the visual arts coordinator at Vision Gallery.