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The Tina Remiz 'The Place Where I Am Not' Series Explores Identity Loss

 - Sep 9, 2011
References: tinaremiz & booooooom
Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged and your eyes opened with the Tina Remiz 'The Place Where I Am Not', a moving photo documentary project that explores themes of cultural identity loss, immigration and global hardship. The project began in the wake of the recent economic downturn, which deeply affected Remiz' country of origin, Latvia, which was once the fastest growing economy in the EU, but now holds one of the highest unemployment rates.

Remiz, who immigrated overseas in search of a better life, was affected by her distance from her country of origin in this time of difficulty, and used her art to reconnect with her fading cultural identity. Her project is to "document of different responses to the situation people found themselves in." She elaborates on the personal inspiration behind the project, hoping to "explore the issues of migration and identity, challenging the notion of the word 'home.'"