Annie Saldana Matias, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Annie Y. Saldaña

  • Photography
  • Carolina, PR

To support the continuation of the Casitas project, a documentation of wooden houses and their tenants in impoverished communities of Puerto Rico. Originally it was a mere documentation of the houses, but after Hurricane Maria there has been a huge concern on the living conditions of many Puerto Ricans, I would like to refocus the project to include conditions tenants have been and are currently living under, investigate reasons people still live in wooden houses, is it economic situation, is it nostalgia or are there other reasons. This grant will allow me bring awareness to our community.