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Faces of Immigration: Photographs by Harvey Finkle

Featured Image: Harvey Finkle, photographer, "Sierra Leone-Dukuray Family Prepares for Church, Philadelphia"

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February 16, 2022, 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, 6th Floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Harvey Finkle, photograper, "Sierra Leone-Dukuray Family Prepares for Church, Philadelphia"

For five decades social worker turned photographer Harvey Finkle (Penn MSW '61) has documented immigrant communities as well as social and political activism across Philadelphia and beyond. He began photographing the work of the Sanctuary Movement in the early 1980s. In 2003 his exhibition Philadelphia Mosaic: New Immigrants in America was held at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

This pop-up exhibition, made possible by Finkle's 2020 gift of his archive to the Penn Libraries, highlights photographs from both periods and is presented in association with the Wolf Humanities Center’s roundtable, Immigration: A Philadelphia Perspective.

Co-sponsored by the Wolf Humanities Center, in association with the Wolf Humanities Center's February 16, 2022 roundtable, Immigration: A Philadelphia Perspective. This roundtable and the Harvey Finkle exhibition will both be held in the Kislak Center.

In order to view the exhibit and attend the roundtable, you must be fully vaccinated. When entering the Library, Penn-affiliated visitors must show a green PennOpen Pass.

Non-Penn affiliated visitors must show a green pass from the PennOpen Campus system. Here are instructions for using the system:
  • Before arriving on campus, complete your vaccination, symptom, and exposure check at
  • You will receive a green pass when you report your fully vaccinated status, no symptoms, no recent contact with someone who may have COVID-19, and no recent positive test.
  • Show your green pass at the entrance to the library.

Masks must be worn at all times.