Enrique's Journey: Exhibit by Don Bartletti at Photographer's Eye Gallery

12jan5:00 pm9:00 pmEnrique's Journey: Exhibit by Don Bartletti at Photographer's Eye Gallery5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

The Photographer’s Eye: A Creative Collective Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of their new exhibit Enrique’s Journey by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Don Bartletti. Don Bartletti is a storyteller whose images and words will engage and move you. Don has lectured nationwide and his work has shown in museums internationally. ‘Enrique’s Journey’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Bartletti in 2003 for Feature Photography.

Exhibit runs from Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, 2019. Gallery Hours: 11-5pm Thurs, Fri & Sat. 

Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, January 12, 5-9pm at the Gallery on 326 East Grand Ave. Escondido (next to Heritage Park)

Additional Event: January 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – $7 Tickets HERE
Don Bartletti Lecture, ‘Enrique’s Journey’
At John Paul the Great Catholic University (200 W. Grand, Escondido, CA 92025)

Join us for an inspiring evening with a dedicated photojournalist whose life work has focused on refugee and border issues. Seating for this very special event is limited, so reserve a ticket NOW. $7 online, $10 at the door. Additionally, Don’s images from Enrique’s Journey will show in The Photographer’s Eye Gallery from Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, 2019. Gallery Hours: 11-5pm Thurs, Fri & Sat.

Exhibit Synopsis / Artist Bio
Annually in the vast migration that’s changing the face of America, 1000’s of Central Americans attempt a harrowing 1,500-mile journey through the length of Mexico on the tops of freight trains.

Nearly all are visited by cruelty, hunger and fatigue. Stowaways call the unscheduled train they run to catch, “La Bestia” or The Beast. Some are maimed or killed by the iron wheels. In the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mara Salvatrucha gangsters, corrupt law enforcement officers and opportunist citizens hunt them like animals. By contrast, in the state of Veracruz trackside residents throw gifts of food, water and clothing to migrants as the train passes by.

Among these migrants are children as young as 12 who travel alone. Most are trying to find parents – usually mothers – who left them behind years ago to work in the United States. For children, the dream of reunification becomes the quest for the Holy Grail. Success comes only to the brave and the lucky.

Don Bartletti retired in late 2015 after a 32-year photojournalism career at the Los Angeles Times and a combined 10 years prior to that with the Union/Tribune, the Oceanside Blade Tribune and The Vista Press. He has been a resident of Vista since 1961 where he and his wife Diana make their home. Don has 2 grown children and 4 grandsons.


(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Photographer's Eye: A Creative Collective

326 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025