Box of Photos

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
the box of photos is filled of pictures.
the box of photos is filled of pictures.

When me and my mom moved to New York City the only thing we took from our family's house is a photo album. This was the start of a long habit. My mom collected hundreds of pictures over the years. Currently, my mom has a whole box of pictures under our living room table. Every time she goes to one of my family member's house in another state or even country she takes pictures. If you think about it, she kind of steals the pictures because she doesn't really ask,  but she has good intentions. My family doesn't really take care of important photos; we tend to lose them or forget about them. My mom takes them so she can take care of them because they are important. Memories are important to my mom and she believes that they are important to keep. They are the only thing that can capture a moment forever. This object represents my family because they live in the moment. We all migrated to other places from Florida. We live far but we all have one thing in common: we live in the moment. That's how we live our life. 

Place(s): Trinidad and Tobago,Guyana,Puerto Rico
Year: 2009

– Elizabeth Griffith

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant