Clear As Black is photojournalist/documentary approach to the illusion of racial identity through a subculture of a rare type of albinism found in Puerto Rico. Because of the nature and relevance of this project I believe it is still on going. Stuart Hall, cultural theorist and sociologist, said, “Identities are formed at the unstable point where personal lives meet the narrative of history. Identity is an ever-unfinished conversation.” I began this project over a year ago as I left to Puerto Rico to live with my subjects for two months. Although I have since, self published a zine on this topic and returned for more I still feel a pull to expand on it. Identity is a huge topic with much left to discover and more left to convey.
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Author's Bio: "I’m a storyteller and visual communicator that produces in-depth stories on identity through the nuances in between. As a daughter of immigrants from the Caribbean Republic of Colombia, I have struggled with the concept of 'home.' As immigrants, we are everywhere and we have to belong somewhere so we’ve made habitats for ourselves in pocket towns of people like us. I’m documenting to show you something I’ve found and ultimately, something I am. I’m documenting so you know I was here." - Adriana Monsalve
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