A new photo exhibit by medical student and photographer Jennifer Ginestra will be on display in the lobby of the Briscoe Library from April 23 through May 6. The exhibit, Proyecto de la Mujer Bateyana, is a photo documentary and ethnography featuring women sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic.
Working under the mentorship of UT Health Science Center San Antonio faculty member Dr. Barbara Taylor, Ginestra interviewed and photographed women and their family networks living in bateyes or sugar cane plantation settlements. The bateyes are some of the country’s most underserved areas. Their stories are powerful, and Ginestra’s findings on barriers to health are relevant to many vulnerable populations.
Ms. Ginestra is a student at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Class of 2015 and a rising Internal Medicine Resident on the Global Health Track at the University of Pennsylvania. The exhibit is sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.