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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Bad Faith / Kickstarter

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By Lorena Turner — This is an ongoing visual story of my son, Asher, and three of his friends who are also brothers. They have known each other since the start of..

The Michael Jacksons

By lorena turner — The Michael Jacksons is an ethnographic photography project in which more than 35 professional Michael Jackson tribute artists and impersonators..

Made in China

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Convince me I'd rather be with you.

By lorena turner — How we present ourselves, or perform ourselves online has been the subject of discussion amongst sociologists since the dawn of Web 2.0 (the..
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