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…

ABOVE AND UNDER THE SURFACE ONLINE EXHIBITION

Thank you to everyone that visited and participated in ABOVE AND UNDER THE SURFACE. Our first online exhibition featuring archival and family photographs closed March 15th, 2022. For this exhibition photo collectors, photo lovers, and the general public were invited to submit digital images of their photographic objects that memorialize or help trace the history of the image, a moment worth remembering, or a historical occasion for our Online Exhibition & Catalog juried by the Rijksmuseum Photo Conservator, Rosina Herrera and Art Historian, Claudia Pretelin.  ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: The imprints of…

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…