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Monday, 23 December 2013 14:32 Written by Ingrid Hernández

In recent years, the Mexican immigrant population in New York has increased considerably, while Sunset Park in Brooklyn, East Harlem and El Barrio in Manhattan, Queens and Corona are known as Mexican neighborhoods. As a result of coexisting with other family groups living in this new context, they redefine their identity by creating mixtures, combinations and blends.

In their homes, Mexican identity is constantly redefined on the basis of the coexistence of objects belonging to the family’s place of origin and those that belong to the place to which they have emigrated, where feelings from both places compete, interact, complement and modify the families that own them.

Inside me is interested in reconstructing a discourse of identity based on the new semantics acquired by the objects comprising the environment of these families. In my photographs, decorative styles, architectural forms, dimensions and the distribution of space and objects help decipher the Mexican identity of migrant families.

This project was made possible by the support of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA)”, and the Unidad de Voluntarios para la Educación (UVEA).
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