(Greek: ἔθνος, meaning "folk, people, nation")

Photography by Peter Snyder, PhD
Professor of Neurology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Scholar-in-Residence, Rhode Island School of Design

On View
September 6 - November 6, 2017
Open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Warren Alpert Medical School
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02903

About the Works

Ethnos showcases the intimate portraits of folk, people, and nations that some of the approximately 170,000 of our Rhode Island neighbors know well as their countries of origin. Immigrants make up almost 14 percent of our state’s population, and they contribute nearly $2.6 billion per year in total spending power in Rhode Island. Rhode Island also is home to approximately 26,000 undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom are of working age; these same undocumented immigrants have started more than 900 businesses in our state. This exhibit celebrates our immigrants to Rhode Island by providing a close and intimate view of children, parents, and elders from a small selection of the many parts of the world they look back to as their first homes. These images were captured over a 12-year period in Central America (Belize), in South America (Ecuador), and in India (Rajasthan).

About the Artist

Dr. Snyder has practiced at photography, ceramics, woodturning, and sculpture for the past 28 years. He currently serves as a professor of neurology (Warren Alpert Medical School) and as senior vice president and chief research officer for the Lifespan Health System, the major academic medical system of Rhode Island. Dr. Snyder’s expertise is in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, and his academic research program has led to more than 135 published articles, five books, journal editing, consulting to numerous institutions and governmental agencies, clinical neuropsychology practice, and mentoring for doctoral students, interns, and residents. He is keenly interested in the exploration of how visual artistic practice impacts the communication of complex scientific information in the fields of biology, human psychology, and neuroscience.



Source2015 Facts & Figures, Migration Policy Institute: