To Jennifer Garza-Cuen, an American photographer who spent fifteen years living and traveling abroad, the idea of home is complicated. It’s also a fertile subject. Since her return to the U.S. in 2004, the 47-year-old assistant professor of photography at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has built a rich oeuvre questioning the centrality of geographic origin to a person’s identity. Her recent series, Imag[in]ing America, is a vivid photographic journey through six places in the U.S. to which she has a personal connection. “I’m into this idea of where we come from as a signifier to define us. People ask, ‘What’s your name, where do you come from, what is your job?’ Those are the three things that people seem to need to know about you,” she…View Original Post
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