Cassandra Giraldo

Photojournalist
     
April & Desire
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Nationality: American
Biography:                   Originally from Los Angeles, California, Cassandra Giraldo is an independent photojournalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has spent the last three years freelancing as a newspaper... MORE
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April & Desire
Copyright Cassandra Giraldo 2022
Updated Feb 2014
Location Brooklyn, NY
Topics Adolescence, Documentary, Family, Girls, Growing Up, Personal, photojournalism, Teens, Youth

April Bueno and Desire Priddie are in their last year of junior high in Brooklyn, NY.  When friends, cliques, and boyfriends change weekly, the girls struggle to maintain their friendship all the while trying to navigate the convoluted world of pre-adolescence. The inconsistent ways in which they move through this volatile period, set to the suburban backdrop of urban Brooklyn, reveal both shocking maturity and immaturity in equal doses.  

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