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DENVER – June 20, 2014 – A new photography exhibit, Global Colorado: We’re All Here!, is on view now through October at Denver International Airport’s (DIA) Concourse A, Y-Juncture Gallery, which is located after the A-security checkpoint. The exhibition features more than 100 photographs by Littleton, Colorado-based photographers, Dr. Richard and Michele Steckel.

“These photographs capture universal rites of passage through childhood like losing a first tooth, getting a first pair of glasses and making a first friend,” said Chris Stevens, DIA’s Manager of the Art and Culture Program. “We hope travelers enjoy this photography exhibit about international families who have chosen Colorado for their home.”

About the Project

Milestones Project is a nonprofit initiative designed to help parents teach their children to value and respect people who are different from themselves. Since its inception in 1998, Littleton, CO based photographers Dr. Richard and Michele Steckel have traveled the world and have taken more than 70,000 award-winning photographs of the world’s children experiencing milestones of childhood. The Milestones Project’s photographs celebrate childhood around the world and tell the story about how we are all connected.

These photographs are now being reproduced in exhibits, books, and educational materials and have touched more than 200 million people worldwide. The project has been exhibited at 11 international airports and various other places around the world. The goal of the project is to show that no matter where we live or what we wear, we are all more alike than different.

About DIA’s Art and Culture Program

DIA’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance which enhances public places and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, DIA curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work. For more information, visit www.flydenver.com/art.

DIA was named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest in 2013. The category focuses on how airports have been transforming from utilitarian hubs of transport to spaces with beautiful works of art, great restaurants, comfy lounges and terrific shopping. DIA was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.


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