In This Place was originally dedicated to utilizing analog photography to initiate a forced intimacy between the two main subjects, the photographer's Cuban immigrant parents, and the photographer themselves. However, the work has grown into something else not initially planned for. It now describes a feeling of limbo, stuck in a purgatory between healing and detachment from parents and their lifestyle. Identity comes into play here in various words: daughter, cuban, college graduate, closeted queer, nonbinary, photographer, writer. Through the lens, stirred series of unvocalized conversations between the parents and the photographer are presented. In these conversations, there are attempts to understand and explore each other’s social, cultural, and personal identities.


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