A stunning photographic series and textual project called Mixed Blood captures family portraits whose members have different ethnic backgrounds. Photographer CYJO took pictures of families based in New York and Beijing whose children have so-called 'mixed' races, ethnicities, cultures and heritages.
Mixed Blood as a project is intended to challenge and diffuse the historical notions of race and instead show cross-cultural connections. The text accompanying the photographs detail the various family members' citizenship, ancestries, language and country they live in. This includes narratives of how they relate to their different cultures, backgrounds and citizenships.
The unification of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds within one family unit displays the prominence of multiculturalism in today's society and the future of global identity.
Mixed Family Portraits
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