With Our Own Eyes / Con Nuestros Propios Ojos Documentary Photography Project

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[After the Aguilar wedding ceremony]
[After the Aguilar wedding ceremony]
Photo caption, written by Esther Aguilar: "Francisco Javier and Guadalupe Aguilar after their wedding ceremony on January 3, 2005. They are on their way to their reception with to celebrate with family and friends.", 142-39
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[A.V.I.D. class at Paso Robles High School]
[A.V.I.D. class at Paso Robles High School]
Photo caption, written by Maria Campoverde: "At Paso Robles High school during A.V.I.D. class. A.V.I.D. stands for 'Advancement Via Individual Determination.' It is a class that prepares us for college. I sit at this table and talk with my friends.", 142-16
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[Amrica]
[Amrica]
The photographer's cousin, Amrica who is kicking the ball during their soccer game at Sherwood Field in Paso Robles. Their team is called The Monarchs. The name reminds them of Mxico because Michoacans symbol is the butterfly. Esmerelda says she and Amrica represent Michoacn here in the United States, 142-01
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[Felipe Aguilar Isidro]
[Felipe Aguilar Isidro]
Photo caption, written by Mariano Aguilar, Jr.: "My 86 year-old [g]randfather Felipe Aguilar Isidro is celebrating with the Tarepeti [the elder] is one of the cuprite dancers who lead the other dancers in the competition. The Tarepeti is also a symbol of the Purhpecha indigenous heritage of San Juan Nuevo.", 142-33
[An embracing moment]
[An embracing moment]
Photo caption, written by Maria Isabel Contreras: "An embracing moment. My mother and daughter enjoying each others company during her visit from Puerto Rico. It ha[s] been 4 years since my daughter has seen her grandma.", 142-34
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[Rocco]
[Rocco]
Photo caption, written by Jose Murillo: This is my brother Rocco in the living room of our home in Oak Park. I live with my dad and two brothers. My dad does most of the cooking and sometimes I help him by making cup-o-noodles. My two brothers and I each help with the chores around the house.", 142-14
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[Low-rider bicycle]
[Low-rider bicycle]
Photo caption, written by Mariano Aguilar, Jr.: "A low-rider bicycle in the streets of San Juan Nuevo. I had never seen a low-rider bike in San Juan Nuevo before. I usually see them in Paso Robles at car shows.", 142-25
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[Bakersfield bus station]
[Bakersfield bus station]
Photo caption, written by Maria Campoverde: "We are at the bus station in Bakersfield on our way to San Juan Nuevo. My brother was tired and bored. We took the bus to Tijuana and then flew to the City of Urupan, which is about 15 minutes from San Juan Nuevo.", 142-08
[Maria's mother cooking]
[Maria's mother cooking]
Photo caption, written by Maria Isabel Contreras: "Good home cooking like mama makes. My mom making fritas de harina. Its a round gordita made out of flour topped with chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, and a little spice. Gotta love them!", 142-22
[Jos in San Juan Nuevao]
[Jos in San Juan Nuevao]
Photo caption, written by Esthela Campoverde: "This is a photo of my nephew Jos en San Juan Nuevo.", 142-31
[Jessica and Jorge playing]
[Jessica and Jorge playing]
Photo caption, written by Orchid Contreras: "Jessica and Jorge playing in my nephews room on a sunny Thursday in Paso Robles.", 142-40
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[Lord of Miracles sticker]
[Lord of Miracles sticker]
Photo caption, written by Rocco Murillo: "A sticker of the Lord of Miracles on the front door of my house in Paso Robles. The sticker tells other people that we are proud of where we come from.", 142-43
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[Procession in honor of the Lord of Miracles]
[Procession in honor of the Lord of Miracles]
Photo caption, written by Betty Liliana Banderas Martinez: "A procession in honor of the Lord of Miracles winding through the streets of San Juan Nuevo. The Lord of Miracles is the patron saint of San Juan Nuevo. We walked for about 3 hours and we stopped every hour and people would give us drinks. At the end we would pray. I took this photo because it was a very important event for the people of San Juan and me.", 142-17
[Curpite dancers taking a meal break]
[Curpite dancers taking a meal break]
Photo caption, written by Esmerelda Landin: "These are some of the Curpite dancers that are being provided with food. Every day of the dance competitions the community pitches in to make breakfast, lunch and dinner for all of the participants. This location is at the house of my cousins Lorena and Connie, which is located in Barrio San Mateo.", 142-11
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[Rigo]
[Rigo]
Photo caption, written by Esmerelda Landin: "This is my cousin, Rigo. He is workin in el cerro [the mountains] in San Juan Nuevo cutting the grass around the avocado trees.", 142-26
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[Scarlett Maria Ruiz at her quinceaera]
[Scarlett Maria Ruiz at her quinceaera]
Photo caption, written by Esther Aguilar: "This is my friend Scarlett Maria Ruiz at her [q]uinceaera in San Juan Nuevo. A [q]uinceaera is a Mexican celebration of when a girl turns 15 years old. The church is called the Sanctuary for the Lord of Miracles, which is dedicated to our patron saint in San Juan Nuevo. After the celebration at the church they went to the reception to celebrate with family and friends. At the party the girl dances with her dad. The girls parents gave her a doll. It is the last doll that she will receive before entering womanhood.", 142-32
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[Chucho and his friends]
[Chucho and his friends]
Photo caption, written by Esmerelda Landin: "This is my cousin, Chucho who is hanging out with his friends. They are a group of really close friends who call themselves '1015.'", 142-36
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[Curpite dance performance at breakfast]
[Curpite dance performance at breakfast]
Photo caption, written by Esthela Campoverde: "My cousin Felipe is a Curpite dancer and he is performing during breakfast in Barrio San Mateo. The traditional costumes like the one that he is wearing are handmade by the young women from Barrio San Mateo.", 142-38
[Leonor]
[Leonor]
Photo caption, written by Jasmin Landin: "My mother Leonor is making corundas in my backyard in Templeton. We have large family gatherings with my dads brothers and our family almost every weekend. We were celebrating my dads birthday. His name is Jos. Corundas are tamales with chile and/or cheese (no meat) wrapped in leaves. Corundas are a traditional food from San Juan Nuevo.", 142-07
[Valentina Orosco Saucedo's grave]
[Valentina Orosco Saucedo's grave]
Photo caption, written by Esther Aguilar: "My [g]randma Valentina Orosco Saucedos [g]rave/ When we got to San Juan we visited her grave. We took her some flowers and cleaned her grave. My dad and brothers were praying to my grandma. She died in 2003.", 142-23
[Man with mask made in San Juan Nuevo]
[Man with mask made in San Juan Nuevo]
Photo caption, written by Maria Campoverde: "The Curpite dancers are eating in a home in the barrio of San Mateo. We were eating together and the guy in the photo was at the other table across from me and I asked if I could take a photo of him with his mask on. The mask he is wearing was handmade by an artisan in San Juan Nuevo.", 142-15
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