In Fun
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

These cameras have collected many memorable moments from when both of my immigrant parents arrived here from Mexico, for the past decade.  They used too in good condition, but have broken down among the years. These photos have moments when my parents explored New York, when my mother was pregnant with my sister.  When I first saw these photos, I noticed how much my parents had changed.  Back then, they were smiling in the photos, in both New York and Mexico.  My parents moved and took photos to show their children how they have better lives than them. I asked my parents if there was a photo they wanted to experience again, and my mother responded, “I would go back to when I spent time with my family in Mexico,  where I could have spent time with those who have passed before I could say goodbye.”  My great grandmother last saw my mother before she went on the plane, but they both didn’t expect it to be the last time they would see each other, which is shown in the camera. My father said, “I would want to see my parents again and want to show you around the house in Mexico, and not only through photos.” His parents passed away around the time he moved to New York,  and his house in Mexico means so much to him.  This is how the cameras represented my family’s past.

Place(s): New York and Mexico
Year: 2000

– KR

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