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Jul 30, 2021

In this episode, join Mary Donohue, Asst. Publisher of Connecticut Explored, for a discussion with Pablo Delano, visual artist, photographer and professor of fine arts at Trinity College - and the artist behind the new book Hartford Seen, published in 2020 by Wesleyan University Press. His work is featured in the photo essay “Visually Breathtaking Hartford Explored” in the Summer 2021 issue of Connecticut Explored magazine. Professor Delano’s father, Jack Delano, was a renown American New Deal-era photographer for the Farm Security Administration who photographed Connecticut in 1940.  

To see more of Pablo Delano’s work, visit and look for his new book Hartford Seen wherever you get your books or order here

For more information on “The Museum of the Old Colony” exhibition, see the exhibit website and exhibition information below:

Official website:

Web page from the last iteration of the project at Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture:

Web page from Photoville Festival

Exhibition catalog from CADVC

Exhibition catalog from Hampshire College

To see more of Jack Delano’s work as a photographer for the Federal Security Administration, go to the Library of Congress website at

Jack Delano Photographs, Library of Congress,+jack

Jack Delano Papers, 1927-1995, Library of Congress

To read more about Jack Delano’s photographs taken of Connecticut’s Jewish farmers, get the book A Life of the Land: Connecticut’s Jewish Farmers available from the Greater Hartford Jewish Historical Society on their website at

This episode was produced by Mary Donohue, Assistant Publisher of Connecticut Explored, and engineered by Patrick O’Sullivan. Contact Donohue at

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