The Birthday Party

Stories, Memories, + Histories, a photography exhibition, opened last week at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. I am showing The Birthday Party as part of this group show.  Juried by Regina Anzenberger, the exhibition engages viewers in photographs based from stories and memories, both of personal and collective nature.  The exhibition will be on view through April 27th.  For more information, please visit:

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The Birthday Party, 2011

I use the child’s birthday as a point of reference to explore themes of family, memory, and loss. The piece is based from my first birthday party.  It took place during a period of transition and assimilation in my family’s history, merging Lebanese, Cuban, and American cultures. The work consists of an archival inkjet print of the birthday tableau and a 6:12 minute video that includes contemporary and vintage footage where I set up for a birthday party that happened in the past.

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These are some more of the images I shot in my home while living in Brooklyn.  I loved shooting in this apartment…

Recently moved and miss it already!