In my last semester of school I took part of a very challenging class called Enduring Women. It was a hybrid class with photographers and historians where they sent us out to different locations in Texas to interview important women who have had to struggle with keeping their land.
I was fortunate enough to interview and photograph Carmen Cruz from San Elizario, Texas (about 30 minutes from my home).
As a result of this class we got an exhibition in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Opening night I could not believe that the curators chose the image of the San Elizario Mission to be practically wall sized.
I was thrilled that Carmen was able to come up to Austin to see this.
If any of you live or plan to visit the central Texas area go and take a look at all the hard work my class and I put into this project.
Enduring Women is on view February 2 - May 19, 2013, in the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall of Special Exhibitions.