APF Fellow Donna DeCesare has just released her first book Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs. Some of the original work for this book was done during Ms. DeCesare’s 1997 fellowship. The book is a bi-lingual memoir of Ms. DeCesare’s time photographing gang-life in Central America. Ms. DeCesare’s fellowship title was “Youth Identity and Gang Violence in the Americas.” Her fellowship work covered life during and after gang participation in countries from Haiti to El Salvador.
Ms. DeCesare has an event for the book release at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles on May 9th. On June 2nd her work will be featured in the show, War / Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, also at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Please visit Donna DeCesare’s website for more information on this book, other projects and events.