In this photo series, Me Diste Alas: You Gave me Wings, I purposefully began without a clear objective—allowing my photography to guide the project. In one month, I conversed with, learned from, and had involvement in many different facets of the Latino community in Illinois. Consequently, individual stories ended up overlapping in shockingly synchronous ways. The connections were anchored after the photos were physically laid beside one another. The inherent connectivity evident within these social stories is what draws me to explore communities through a photographic medium.
Photographer: Audrey Stewart