Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.
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Buffalo, WY

Dec 15, 2017 - Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Our society often treats place as a central defining characteristic, second only to name and followed closely by profession. We all have a catalogue of images in our mind that we call upon when a city, town, or country’s name is mentioned and those images help us to form an opinion of place, and those we meet from there.

 

 

What is it that makes us ‘of’ a place?  As a former American expatriate and one who has lived my adult life essentially placeless this is a central question in my work.

 

 

In my ongoing project Imag[in]ing America I am interested in investigating national, regional, and local identities as well as ideas of otherness as they relate to place and documentary photography.

 

 


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