PBS and NPR for Southwest Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Michelle Tricca’s Public Art Installation “The Face of Immokalee”

The Face Of Immokalee artist rendition
Michelle Tricca Photography
The Face Of Immokalee Phase 1 - Mobile Installation Artist Rendition ©Michelle Tricca Photography

Naples-based award-winning photographer Michelle Tricca is embarking on a bold project titled, “The Face of Immokalee,” aimed at capturing the soul of the Immokalee community: Its people.

The work involves capturing black and white portraits highlighting the diversity and humanity of the community for a large-scale public art installation on the wall of Zocalo Plaza, as well as on the sides of tractor trailer trucks that will serve as a kind of mobile exhibition.

We’ll talk with Tricca about the project and her other endeavors including the art books “Florida Cowboys” and “Slave to Vanity,” as well as a new zine in the works called “BAD VIBE – Visual Musings on life in the Bayshore Arts District.”

John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida. Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.