Crossing Over: Immigration Stories – Anonymous 2018

Crossing Over: Immigration Stories is a hybrid alternative processes social documentary consisting of large format banner portraits made of the photographic cyanotype process. Each portrait is accompanied by an interview of each participant’s experience crossing over, as an immigrant or as a descendant of immigrants.
Cyanotype, Cotton Sateen
5x7ft

Crossing Over: Immigration Stories – Mustafa 2018

Crossing Over: Immigration Stories is a hybrid alternative processes social documentary consisting of large format banner portraits made of the photographic cyanotype process. Each portrait is accompanied by an interview of each participant’s experience crossing over, as an immigrant or as a descendant of immigrants.
Cyanotype, Cotton Sateen
5x7ft

Crossing Over: Immigration Stories – Anonymous 2018

Crossing Over: Immigration Stories is a hybrid alternative processes social documentary consisting of large format banner portraits made of the photographic cyanotype process. Each portrait is accompanied by an interview of each participant’s experience crossing over, as an immigrant or as a descendant of immigrants.
Cyanotype, Cotton Sateen
5x7ft

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Jackie Neale

United States

http://jackiephoto.com

Jackie Neale, I am a photographic artist, oral historian, author, educator, and Imaging Producer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. After leaving the Met in 2016 I began a personally funded project on immigration on the Texas-Mexican border , within Mexico and continued into Italy itself, where I created large beautiful blue cyanotype fabric banner portraits coupled with oral history interviews sharing stories of immigration to the United States and to Italy.
As a descendant of Italian–US immigrants, I believe my family was given a chance to create a new life for ourselves by immigrating to the United States in the early 20th century. It is because of the opportunities that were afforded to my family that I am interested in exploring the experience of other immigrants to both the United States and to my family’s home, Italy. I intend to continue creating these artworks and interviews in Italy, in Rome, Milan, and Calabria, as well as in U.S. & Mexico.

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