After nine years of living in the U.S. and staying away from her cultural homeland of Mexico, photographer Astorga returned to some of the places she remembered visiting as a child in her native country. Throughout the trip, the unthinkable change from intimacy to unfamiliarity was clear. These pictures show that progression and invite the viewer to become a tourist alongside Astorga as she visits a place she once considered home.
Astorga Contreras, Guadalupe
"Tourist to My Own Culture,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 5
, Article 18.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol5/iss1/18