This exhibition is based on the research work carried out by New York University Professor James D. Fernández, a descendent of Asturians, and Asturian journalist and filmmaker Luis Argeo, whose past also interweaves with this emigration.
Luis Argeo (left) and James Fernández (right).
Photo: Juan de la Fuente.
For over ten years, Fernández and Argeo have been putting together a precious archive of thousands of digitalized photographs from family albums. These significant images, taken at home, work or during social occasions are enchanting, powerful, and nostalgic.
The researchers have also compiled a wealth of documents and first-hand testimonies that reveal the brave and emotional epic journey that these men, women, and often whole families embarked upon. These include letters and postcards, recordings, boat tickets, passenger lists, menus, census records, residence permits, announcements, advertisements, etc.