Family Photo

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
A photo of my family and I
A photo of my family and I

My object that I have chosen is a photograph of my family and I. This is one - if not the only - family photo that my family and I are in possession of. In this photo, it has my mother, my father, my eldest brother, my older brother, my older sister, and me. Although we all are fully grown adults now, the time of this photo was when I was still in my teenage years. This photo brings back good memories because we all had decided to take this photo and upload it to Facebook in order to showcase our profound love for one another. The way that we executed this was by attempting to pull off an "All-American-Family" Sunday look with our best clothes. In the background, you can see a building, which is our apartment, where my parents still reside, and where all four of us children were raised. This photo is an important objet to me because it is a reminder of who I am, who my family is, and when I have children of my own, I will be able to explain this photograph to them. The other importance of having this is to not forget anyone in my family as life goes on. As one ages, the eventual death looms over us, and I don't want to out with a blow, not having anything to my name, or remember the ones that shaped me into who I am today. Although I don't have a family heirloom, or anything that your suburban child has, this photo is more than enough to mentally paint a photograph of who all these people are. 

Place(s): San Jose, California

– Alexander Jaime

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