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This documentary series by German photographerfocuses on a second-generation Puerto Rican woman, her Native American life partner, and their four children, who live in South Providence, Rhode Island, in the United States. This eye-opening work challenges stereotypes about poverty and disadvantaged families. Winner 3rd Prize, Portfolio Category, 2010 LensCulture Exposure Awards.
About Louisa Marie Summer
Louisa Marie Summer (b. 1983, Germany) received her graduate degree in Photo Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, and her MFA in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. She now is based in New York and works as a freelance photographer and photography teacher for non-profit art organizations with students with special needs. Louisa is a photographer concerned by inequality between socio economic classes and has documented this through India, the Republic of Georgia, and lately the United States. Louisa’s work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the U.S.A., and South Korea. She has received numerous awards and nominations such as: 3rd Prizewinner in Lens Culture International Exposure Award, recipient of the T.C. Colley Scholarship Award for Excellence in Photography, and was a selected student of the Eddie Adams Workshop XXIII, and the Missouri Photo Workshop 2012. She has been featured in a range of publications and as Emerging Talent by Reportage by Getty Images. This year she published her first book Jennifer’s Family with Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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