Nancy Ori, An Afternoon Memory, 2017 Archival inkjet photograph 18 x 18 inches
Deborah Guzmán Meyer’s series New Americans documents the physical appearance of these new Americans and examines what our innate reactions are, as humans, to encountering these individuals. The children that appear in these photographs are all biracial. They are photographed at a tender age, between two and ten, at a time when they themselves have not begun the process of codifying, identifying themselves more with one race than another. The photographs are printed on fabric and embroidered by hand.
The body of work here by photographer Nancy Ori is from when she spent time teaching in Cuba and was able to immerse herself in the rich culture while photographing the communities, farms, architecture, and landscape. Although she is a traditional landscape and architecture photographer, in Cuba, she became a street photographer and photographed the farms in the valley of Vinales, the colorful town of Trinidad, Havana on the eastern part of the island, and Santiago