Thursday, July 30, 2009

Video of PR Flag Project-Collaboration with Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas- Parc La Villette Museum, Paris, France April 7- July 6, 2009

Photo-Ruben Natal-San Miguel

During last 2008 fall and winter,I had the privilege of collaborating with Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas  on a project called The PR Flag and its identity. We spent many weekends and week days during the cold weather going to East Harlem, Lower East Side,  West Mid-Town Manhattan and the South Bronx finding places and people that represented the Puerto Rican Flag with dignity and pride. 

Not only working alongside Susan was such an incredible experience but, it also showed me, made me learn and appreciate a culture that , In which I was born and that, I never was able to  fully embrace  since, I grew up like a total stranger in the Island of Puerto Rico. I  left the Island at a very early age to go to college in US so, never really had the opportunity to be involved or part of what, I had just experienced it in the last 10 months. 

The project was part of a major exhibition shown at Parc  La Villette Museum in Paris , France from April 7- July 6, 2009. 

Here is the link to see the video presentation:

Thank you Susan !


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