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    Original magazine geared towards Puerto Ricans in New York City
Art Direction, Design & Styling:  Irene Fernández   //  Photography: Asher Torres
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After coming to the city for college, I experienced several misunderstandings and culture clashes with Puerto Ricans born in the city. With this publication I wish to create a tool in which both group scan connect and understand each other. A crucial element for this project was collaborating with photographer Asher Torres, who is of Puerto Rican descent. 

The first feature was inspired by photographer Cindy Sherman’s work. She was able to create a commentary of sorts on women’s role in society by photographing herself in various genres. For this story, I transformed myself into a stereotype that Puerto Ricans in this country fall under. The second feature is a fashion portfolio. We picked up Puerto Ricans on the streets of Loisaida (Lower East Side) and photographed them as a celebration of their colorful style.