Todos los santos II (Recuerdos)/ All the Saints II (Memories), from the series Santos y sombras/ Saints and Shadows

  • Muriel Hasbun, Todos los santos II (Recuerdos)/ All the Saints II (Memories), from the series Santos y sombras/ Saints and Shadows, 1992-1993, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1993, Muriel Hasbun, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Moore, 2005.3.1

Exhibition Label
Muriel Hasbun was born and raised in El Salvador; her Paris-born mother came from a Polish-Jewish family, and her father from a Palestinian Christian family that settled in El Salvador in the early twentieth century. Against this complex backdrop, her photographs remind us of the rich histories that families weave. Her series “Santos y Sombras” (Saints and Shadows) addresses issues of personal identity and her national, ethnic, and religious heritage, buried beneath generations of assimilation and emigration. Drawing on “found objects” and mementos of her parents and grandparents, Hasbun’s multi-layered images are a reflection of her complicated background.

Close to Home: Photographers and their Families, 2011

Title
Todos los santos II (Recuerdos)/ All the Saints II (Memories), from the series Santos y sombras/ Saints and Shadows
Artist
Date
1992-1993
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: 13 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. (34.5 x 46.5 cm)
sheet: 15 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (40.3 x 50.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Moore

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – saint
  • Ceremony – religion – confirmation
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Portrait female
Object Number
2005.3.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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