Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow in the Humanities
2011—2012 Forum on Adaptations
Fine Arts; Photography
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.