lorena turner

Photographer + Professor
     
I Believe in America
Location: Queens, New York
Nationality: North American
Biography:   Lorena creates photography projects that straddle the areas of documentary, journalism and fine art. Her work is inspired by various cultural and academic spheres including graphic design, forensics, sociology,... read on
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I Believe in America
"I believe in America." This is the phrase that opens the Godfather movies. It also is the perfect sentiment to describe how many Americans feel in relation to President Trump’s executive order to ban people entering the United States from seven Muslim countries.

I Believe in America was started in Queens in New York City in the weeks after the 2016 presidential election. With a lot of election-related rhetoric surrounding immigrant communities and immigration, and against the backdrop of mass demonstrations of anti-Trump supporters in Manhattan, I Believe in America seeks to interpret sentiment of the people who live in Queens through how they outwardly express their symbolic alignment with American ideologies.
Queens is the ideal nexus for this visual study, as it has the unique distinction of being the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world, with over 100 countries represented in its 108 square miles. Approximately 48% of the borough's 2.2 million residents are foreign born.
 

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Faces, Hands, Surfaces

By lorena turner / Queens, New York — Hands, Faces and Surfaces is a selection of gloves, face masks and wipes that were collected from the..
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Real Land

By Lorena Turner / Los Angeles — “From this point of view, hegemonic global urbanism is not only a source and symptom of economic..
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Mediating Meaning

By lorena turner — The individual city New York City resident inhabits the daily experience of having to..
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Bad Faith / Kickstarter

By lorena turner — A Habit of Self Deceit is primarily a visual story about Lorena's absence from her parent's lives..
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The Michael Jacksons

By lorena turner / United States — The Michael Jacksons is an ethnographic photography project in which more than 35 professional Michael..
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Made in China

By Lorena Turner — It is not expected that as consumers we be concerned with the actual production of the items we purchase...
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