A legacy of visible reminiscences in the USA
By analyzing the completely different traits of the communities she encounters, American photographer Jennifer Garza-Cuen questions the true essence of locations.
Our firm considers the place to be a central figuring out attribute, simply after the title and intently adopted by the occupation. All of us take into account a catalog of photographs that we invoke when the title of a metropolis, city or nation is talked about and these photographs assist us to kind an opinion in regards to the place and about these we let’s meet from there.
What makes us a spot? As a former American expat and who has lived my grownup life largely with no place, this can be a central problem in my work. In my present venture Think about[in]AmericaI’m focused on investigating nationwide, regional and native identities in addition to concepts of otherness associated to put and documentary images in America.
Images have the flexibility to enlarge and compress time. They speak about what was, what’s and what shall be. We glance to images for our recollection and infrequently piece collectively what we see, pushing previous photographs into the longer term. Think about[in]America depicts a sequence of locations in the USA as a residue of cultural reminiscence; a heritage. It’s a metaphorical reminiscence; a narrative revisiting info and fictions and a discovery of the land of desires that’s nonetheless America.
Phrases and pictures by Jennifer Garza-Cuen.
Jennifer Garza-Cuen is an artist / educator based mostly in San Antonio, Texas. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, her latest awards embrace Feminine In Focus, Mild Work and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Award. His subsequent monograph, Previous paper // Marks current: in response to Rauschenberg, with Odette England shall be revealed by Radius Books. Discover it on PHmuseum and Instagram.
This function is a part of Story of the Week, a choice of related initiatives from our group handpicked by the curators of the PHmuseum.