Alexander Remnick

Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow in the Humanities

20112012 Forum on Adaptations

Alexander Remnick

Fine Arts; Photography

CAS, 2012

Oaxaca: The Blind Daughters

“The Blind Daughters” is a documentary photography project which follows the lives of Rosalia and Mayra, two sisters—both blind, one mute—living in San Bartolo Cayotepec, a slum outside the city limits of Oaxaca, Mexico. The project, which I began last summer, shows how Rosalia and Mayra’s shared condition affects their lives and the lives of their family. More importantly, it asks the question of how people adapt to seemingly impossible situations.