MY DEAR AMERICANS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ILEANA DOBLE HERNÁNDEZ

Ileana Doble Hernández and I have crossed similar paths but haven’t met yet. We both lived in Monterrey, Mexico, and Rochester, New York without knowing each other. We both left the northern state of Mexico due to the increasing violence and while she moved north to the US, I went back to the capital of Mexico. Although the chances to meet should have increased during our period living in New York, at the time we were both getting ready to leave again.  In 2019, a year after moving to Los…

IMAGES FROM NICARAGUA: AN INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLE GARCIA STEIB

In the United States, community-driven photo archives have grown in popularity, particularly in social media, in the last five years. To name a few of these initiatives around the country one can find Instagram accounts such as Korean Archives in DC, Cambodian Archives in Los Angeles, and, perhaps one of the most successful, Veteranas y Rucas, run by archivist and visual artist Guadalupe Rosales. Rosales has been sharing the experiences and life of Mexican-Americans in East LA since 2015. The commonality of these projects is the effort to challenge and…

BETWEEN MEMORIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH MURIEL HASBUN

Born in El Salvador to a Salvadoran-Palestinian-Christian father and a French-Polish-Jewish mother, Muriel Hasbun moved to the United States in the 1980s at the height of the civil war in El Salvador. In Washington D.C. she established her practice not only as photographer but as an educator and an active promoter of Salvadorian art. She has explored the complexities of identity and the legacy of her family history in an extraordinary body of work that sees through the lens of photography with an intergenerational, transnational, and transcultural perspective. She has…