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The Doel Reed Center for the Arts 2017 Jim & Linda Burke Visiting Scholar, Spencer Herrara, will present a talk based on his book Sagrado: A Photopoetics across the Chicano Homeland (UNM Press) on April 5.
Sagrado: A Photopoetics across the Chicano Homeland is a book about Chicana/a culture and the idea of culture as sacred. A sacred place is where two or more gather in the name of community. It can be found almost anywhere and yet it is elusive: a charro arena behind a rock quarry, on the pilgrimage trail to Chimayó, NM, a curandero's shrine in South Texas, or at a bi-national Mass along the border. Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. The presentation includes a reading from the book accompanied by a photo-slideshow. Below is some more information about the book and its success.