Nancy Chuang/Invisible Hands that Feed New York: Agustin

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Nancy Chuang/Invisible Hands that Feed New York: Agustin

150.00

Gelatin silver print, 13.5 x 9.5 matted 16x20.

AGUSTIN
When Agustin’s wife Claudia was diagnosed with cancer, he left his job to help on her cart in Corona, selling Mexican treats like candied nuts, handmade chips, and fried-to-order churros. After Claudia died, he had difficulty keeping to a regular schedule. Some days he was too sad to leave the apartment. Some days the memories overwhelmed him, and he preferred to work for the distraction. Agustin first came to the U.S. in the 90s when the border was more porous, but after 14 years of working for the same restaurant, his boss reneged on his promise to sponsor him for residency. Now still living without residency documents after 20 years, he isn’t certain what would happen if he returns to Mexico to visit Claudia’s family.

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