La Historia Hispana: documenting the stories of Hispanic Knoxville
La Historia Hispana is a photographic investigation into the Hispanic community of Knoxville, TN. Conducted in 2015, it is a series of interviews and portraits of Hispanics from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Guatemala, and the United States. The content was shared with the community using a blog, a show, and a book. To read about the individuals who participated in this project, visit La Historia Hispana.
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Juana | Guatemala | Wendy's employee
Vilmaris | Puerto Rico and New Jersey | Educator
Raquel | Guatemala | stay-at-home mom
Jose | Mexico | Business owner
El Jalepeño: a Tennessee Taco Truck
El Jalepeño is the story of Eleazar and Gabriela and their family. Originally from Mexico, they are making their home in Knoxville, Tennessee, and building a business to support their family's future in the United States. This photo essay gives the viewer an idea of life as an immigrant in Tennessee, the process of starting a business and raising a family simultaneously, and what it is like to grow up with two languages.