Topic: Donna DeCesare

Children in a World of Gangs

May 3, 2013
Children in a World of Gangs

Donna De Cesare has covered Central American gangs like a war correspondent. Her new book reveals the effects of the violence on youths. Watch a video and see a slideshow.

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Inside Haiti: A photographer's vision

Feb. 21, 2011
Inside Haiti: A photographer's vision

For more than 20 years, photojournalism alumna Maggie Steber has documented Haiti's people, history and culture.

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Web Site Documents Central American Diaspora, Offers Resources for Youth Affected by Civil War, Gangs

June 7, 2010

A University of Texas at Austin photojournalism professor has introduced an interactive Web site that aims to raise awareness about the impact of war on young people and to provide resources for young people affected by war.

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Photojournalist captures struggle of gang life

June 2, 2010
As a child, Edgar witnessed the brutality of Salvadoran death squads. In Los Angeles, he grew up in a world of gangs. Later

Associate Professor of Photojournalism Donna DeCesare has a keen appreciation for the visual. The diminutive, green-eyed blonde appreciates the visual irony of her experiences living among war refugees, convicts and gangs, such as the notorious 18th Street Gang of Los Angeles and El Salvador.

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Photojournalist Donna DeCesare Presents Lecture on Destiny's Children: A Legacy of War and Gangs, April 19

April 13, 2010

Event: Donna DeCesare, associate professor of journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a visual lecture, followed by a QandA, on "Destiny's Children: A Legacy of War and Gangs."

In her "Destiny's Children" project, DeCesare follows the lives of four young people marked by the experience of war. Each struggles with difficult circumstances and has to face the lure of gangs. Told in images with bilingual text, the stories explore the complexity of their experiences with compassion and political insight.

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