Roj Rodriguez

Mi Sangre

€ 48.00

Date of publication October 2022

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Roj Rodriguez
Mi Sangre

Ed. Nadine Barth, text(s) by Henry Cisneros, Lila Downs, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Dolores Huerta, Cheech Marin, Doug Menuez, Anne Wilkes Tucker, graphic design by Tippit & Moo

English

2022. 192 pp., 150 ills.

Hardcover

30.00 x 23.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-5224-4

Magic Mexico

The series Mi Sangre by Roj Rodriguez started as a photo documentation of a personal journey to retrace his Mexican heritage and has evolved into a fine art project aimed at highlighting Mexican culture on both sides of the US–Mexico border. Everyday aspects of Mexican life as well as its culture and popular iconography are documented here. Both in terms of how they exist in Mexico and how Mexican Americans in the US reinterpret them. With each of the subjects portrayed, Roj Rodriguez engaged in sometimes casual, sometimes insightful conversations.
Mi Sangre includes proud and elegant charros, beautiful and skilled "escaramuzas", joyful and coy children, wise and innocent elders, vibrant and talented mariachi musicians, loving and welcoming families, and fine art reinterpretations of Loteria iconography.

ROJ RODRIGUEZ (*1971 in Texas) was immersed in the visual arts at an early age. In 2000, he moved from Texas to NYC and spent almost two decades perfecting his craft. Today, he lives and works in Austin.

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