Jennifer Garza-Cuen

NR Vol. 12 Change · Autumn Winter 2020
Published · Print Page Unnumbered

Imag[in]ing America

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — In my work and especially during the creation of my long-term Imag[in]ing America Project, I have often focused on a sense of isolation found within contemporary American society, lately that isolation has taken on an even more somber tone. 

So this series of images newly rediscovered and edited from my archive was created with that in mind. 

In response to, in the absence of, and in anticipation toward change.

Jennifer Garza-Cuen is an artist from the Pacific Northwest. Currently Assistant Professor of Photography in the Department of Art+Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, she received her MFA in photography and MA in the History of Art and Visual Culture with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her BA summa cum laude in comparative literature was completed at the American University in Cairo. Garza-Cuen is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Photography. Additionally, she has received awards and fellowships to attend residencies at The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Light Work, Ucross, Oxbow, Hambidge, Brush Creek, and the Vermont Studio Center. Public collections include Light Work, The Do Good Fund, the New Mexico History Museum and The Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and published in contemporary photographic journals such as Contact Sheet, Musée, Blink, PDN, Der Greif, The Photo Review, and Conveyor as well as on-line journals such as i-D, Feature Shoot, Aint-Bad, Fubiz, iGNANT, Dazed, and Juxtapoz.




  1. Untitled – Man Smoking at Sharon House, Virginia City, NV
  2. Untitled – Jukebox, Athens, GA
  3. Untitled – Waitress on Break, Centennial, WY
  4. Untitled – Reservation Center, Los Angeles, CA
  5. Untitled – European, Corpus Christi, TX
  6. Untitled – Mail Room, Hollywood, CA
  7. Untitled – Woman Posing, Hyde Park North, VT
  8. Untitled – Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  9. Untitled – Man in Bar, Saratoga, WY
  10. Untitled – Motel, Interstate 80 West, USA

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