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Untitled - Club Ladies

Imag[in]ing America

Dec 22, 2017 - Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Images have the ability to expand and compress time. They speak of what was, what is, and what will be. We look to photographs to remember and often reenact what we see, pushing old images into the future.

 

The real folds in upon itself.  A play of opposites: then and now, here and there, truth and fiction, theater and documentation.

 

 

Untitled - Plains View

Imagin[in]ing America depicts a series of locations in the United States as a residue of cultural memory, an inheritance. It is a metaphorical memoir, a narrative re-telling of facts and fictions and it is also my discovery of the dreamland that still is America.

 

 

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Thanks to Der Greif for this opportunity to share my work and for all that you do to promote dialogue within the international photographic community. Special thanks to the Ucross Foundation and the Historic Occidental Hotel without whose support this series, ‘Buffalo, WY,’ would not have been possible.