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In my current project, Las Calles Públicas, my identity as American tourist and American citizen is contrasted with people in different cultures who resist the control of public streets and spaces that emanate from American-style neoliberal policies whose outcomes privilege tourists and property and business owners over other street users.In Mexico, this has included vendors working within pre-Columbian cultural traditions but finding themselves outside present law that is inconsistently enforced.

I’ve sought out a gray area between tourist/participant status and vulnerability through interaction in quasi-legal street activities. I document my own movements, trying to find human exchanges that reveal tensions that reflect systems of spatial power that are in need of constant exposure.