PORTRAITS

"DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AMERICAN?"

By providing their perspective on whether they consider themselves American, the subjects give us insight into how young immigrants view themselves in the United States.

"Its a real identity crisis.  I want to say that I'm Mexican but I can't. I have to assimilate to American culture. I feel like a piece of paper in water, slowly dissolving.  The paper will never transform to water, but it will never be the paper it was before." 

-Brenda Perez