Thursday, September 18, 2014

My book: "Imaging The Great Puerto Rican Family" will be out in October!

In Imaging the Great Puerto Rican Family: Framing Nation, Race, and Gender during
the American Century
, Hilda Lloréns offers a ground-breaking study of images—
photographs, postcards, paintings, posters, and films—about Puerto Rico and Puerto
Ricans made by American and Puerto Rican image-makers between 1890 and 1990.
Through illuminating discussions of artists, images, and social events, this book
offers a critical analysis of the power-laden cultural and historic junctures imbricated in the creation of re-presentations of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans by Americans (“outsiders”) and Puerto Ricans (“insiders”) during an historical epoch marked by the twin concepts of “modernization” and “progress.” It reveals ways in which colonial power and resistance to it have shaped representations of Puerto Rico and its people. Imaging the Great Puerto Rican Family masterfully illustrates that, as significant actors in the shaping of national conceptions of history, image-makers have created iconic symbols deeply enmeshed in an “emotional aesthetics of nation.”

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A wild bouquet & a lotus surprise

Marsh plants act as a coastal buffer @Save the Bay, Providence RI
Lotus flowers in full bloom. Wickford RI

Sunday, August 3, 2014

aerial shots

When I travel I really enjoy looking out from the airplane's window. It is a view like no other. When I was a child, maybe in second grade, a teacher brought a photograph to school that portrayed an angel perched on top of a cloud. She told the class that the photograph had been taken from an airplane. Ever since then, I was hooked on "looking out" to see if I spotted an angel, an alien, or if I was lucky, a Care Bear! Here are some recent "aerial shots" I took (using my phone) over the Rockies and the desert heading West in July.