Tuesday's Child

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Published by:
Edgar Cardenas
Square / 8" x 8"
38 pages Perfect-bound
identity, Latinx, Los Americanx, photography, portrait

Edgar developed “Los Americanx” to bring into conversation the Latin-American American identity, however, as an artist, he is just one person with a specific upbringing. To suggest that his narrative and aesthetic captures the experiences of all Los Americanx would disregard the importance of personal histories.

And so Edgar handed the reins, and the camera, over to the next generation of Americanx - each unique, many grappling with their identities as they come of age in an America that has become at times unwelcoming to those whose origin lies south of the border.

Edgar places himself as a technical expert – a photo assistant - adjusting lighting and camera settings in response to the images in their heads. Refraining from even pressing the shutter on their behalf. Allowing them to own the full process. In response, each child rose up and stated who they were…

Tuesday's Child

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