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Destiny Mata & gabriel morales 

When: Tuesdays-Fridays. Continues through June 5 2015
From public spaces to living wages, trabajadores(workers), struggle to maintain decency and integrity. Working the 9-5 and beyond, time and effort remain crucial. Photographers Destiny Mata and gabriel morales capture the daily grind and the last sacred spaces left for the working class. Destiny captures the gritty and prideful life of the trabajador. From kitchen cook, to dishwasher there is a raw reality in the photography. gabriel morales explains, “there's a part of me that isn't sure why i take these pictures but one aspect of it is an exploration of public space, how public space has systematically been taken away from us through privatization, and how, often times, it is only in spaces like park benches, bus stops or communal performance spaces that we are able to take a small part back.” His snapshots capture intimate moments of people enjoying these spaces in colorful vignettes. Based in New York City, Destiny Mata travels to San Antonio where she finds photography gigs while maintaining a dishwashing job and visiting family. Her photography captures street life and rebellion in San Antonio and NYC. gabriel morales is a native of San Antonio who grew up on the Southwest side. Photographer, labor organizer, jaranero, and videographer, Morales’ photography illustrates life in downtown San Antonio. Opened during the Day of the worker, May 1st, the photography is accompanied by archive photos of previous marches and actions in Southwest Workers Union’s history. The photography will be running until June 5th at the Movement Gallery. The gallery is a space dedicated to exhibiting the artistic work of the San Antonio community. It serves as a dance studio, library, all ages venue, and lecture space for various local groups.


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