In This Place was originally dedicated to utilizing analog photography to initiate a forced intimacy between the two main subjects, my Cuban immigrant parents, and the photographer—me. However, the work has recently grown into something else not initially planned for. It now describes a feeling of limbo, stuck in a purgatory between healing and wanting to detach myself from my parents and their lifestyle. Identity comes into play here in various words: daughter, cuban, college graduate, closeted queer, nonbinary, photographer, writer. Through the lens, I have stirred a series of unvocalized conversations between my parents and I in a distancing manner. In these conversations, we are attempting to understand and explore each other’s social, cultural, and personal identities.
Medium: Mix of Kodak Porta 400 35mm and Kodak Porta 400 120mm film.