IN REFERENCE TO is a project about Mexican female immigrants across the U.S., exploring issues of cultural identity, femininity, and our relationship to these themes through personal objects.
The work features 1000 images, 500 portraits of women who emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. at different points in their lives, spanning a wide range of ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Each woman is featured alongside the picture of a physical object that represents her connection with Mexico.
IN REFERENCE TO is a binational project, with subjects photographed in California, Idaho & Oregon, Illinois, New York and Texas.
The women come from 32 states in Mexico. They work in a wide variety of professions including: business executives, students, sales representatives, housekeepers, nannies, teachers, personal assistants, secretaries, and artists.