Brief description of work: The topic is Third Generation. The sky is made up of the colors of the U.S. flag and the ground is made up of the colors of India's flag. The tree is representative of me. Although my roots will always be in India, I reach out to both sides and always strive to find the balance between the two cultures.
Created by: Marifer Sager
Medium/Materials: Digital photography
Brief description of work: This tabernacle located in the Sierra Norte of Mexico crosses many borders. It is itself a melange of pre-Hispanic and post-colonial Mexico and a space in which transverses life, death, and rebirth or resurrection. Finally, it is itself a border, a dividing line between the sacred and the profane.
Brief description of work: The work illustrates the three geographic parts of my identity: India as my ancestry, Illinois for the first half of my life, and Oregon for the second half. Scenes of each location can be viewed by moving around (or rotating) the piece, representing the different perspectives that compose my identity and which I bring to my everyday life.
Created by: Maya Muñoz Tobón
Medium/Materials: Mixed Media Collage
Original size : 9" × 12"
Brief description of work: I feel that I'm composed of fragments that complete a whole. Each piece plays a part of who I am and how I engage in the world. There's the immigrant piece, the Latin@ piece, the Colombian piece, the woman piece, the mental illness piece, the so many others in between. And they are all holding together, as a collage, giving texture and color to who I am and giving me the knowledge to try to understand the world outside me and guiding me in multiple social spaces, like a reference library. I cannot leave one piece behind because then it would leave a blank space, like if any of these pieces of paper on the collage were to fall or be missing then there can be some unbalance. It is in the spaces between the pieces that I travel from one foreign or familiar place to another.
Brief description of work: Two Worlds and Nowhere is a project aimed at revealing the stories of local immigrants/refugees through testimony, location reconnaissance and animation of vernacular photography. The project deals with identity forming during the process of migration. There are 8 stories of people coming from 8 countries and 3 continents. The story I chose to submit belongs to Monique Mos born in Rotterdam, Holland.