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Gary Mormino Artist Talk

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Gary R. Mormino first stumbled upon Ybor City in August 1977. He fell in love with the most fascinating ethnic community he had ever seen. He sat out to write a book about the enclave and began lugging a tape recorder and looking for elderly tabaqueros. In those days, the mutual aid societies were open and filled with elderly cigarmakers sipping cafe con leche and shuffling dominos. He has interviewed at least 100 Tampeños y Tampeñas and looks forward to sharing tales and old photographs of the immigrant world of Ybor City.

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August 29
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
1630 E 7th Avenue Ybor
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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