JACKSON, Wyo. — A new photography exhibition focusing on America’s wealthiest yet most economically unequal county and its disappearing workforce is on display at the Teton County Library, Sept. 18 through Nov. 15, with an opening reception Wednesday, Sept. 20.
“A Disappearing Home” was created by Jackson-based photojournalist Lina Collado García, who started the project at the beginning of the pandemic, documenting residents of Teton County of different careers and cultural backgrounds.
“As the nation continues to grapple with the housing crisis, this exhibit will show what—and who—we stand to lose if this issue is not resolved,” a press release issued by Collado García and Teton County Library said. “The goal of the exhibit is for our local workforce and housing decision-makers of our county to see and listen to these stories in person. “
The exhibition will be on display in the auditorium gallery space at the Library. The entire exhibit will be in English and Spanish. Visitors will be able to listen to each individual and family portrayed through QR codes. Quotes from the interviews will be displayed on the walls in both Spanish and English. Headphones will be provided but supply is limited so community members are encouraged to bring their own.
Collado García was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has been a member of the community for 10 years. As a photojournalist, she focuses on long-term documentary projects and also commissions work. She is also the Director of Outreach at Teton Literacy Center and teaches photography.
This photo project was partially supported by the Wyoming Arts Council and JH Public Art. Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust served as the project’s fiscal sponsor.