Magazine article ReVista (Cambridge)

Entre El Amor Y la Distancia

Magazine article ReVista (Cambridge)

Entre El Amor Y la Distancia

Article excerpt

I'M A FIRST GENERATION CHILD OF IMMIGRANTS, dealing with the complexities of familial love and the effects the Latin American diaspora has had on this love.

The photographs used are the few family photos that exist of my family's lives, both here and before they migrated to this country. The text is from personal interviews that I conducted with my parents, correspondences with my maternal grandmother, notes scrawled on the backs of photographs, and words that exist in my memory. I asked my parents about their lives before me, before they met each other, and before they left their wartorn and military-governed countries of El Salvador and Argentina, respectively. Together, the prints represent a history that I have reappropriated that serve me as reminders of our pasts and our future.

At the time that I created the work, I had not gone to see my family in El Salvador or Argentina in over 15 years. …

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