Artwork Inspired by Macao

Artist: Selma Fernandez Richter

Selma Fernandez Richter was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A photographer since 2001, she works in both the United States and Mexico. Her primary focus is to photograph people, with a particular emphasis on photographing children. She is interested in exploring themes related to identity through connection with place, adaptation, and religion.

Selma spent the first 10 years of her professional career in Monterrey, Mexico’s most industrial city, where she photographed people in the business community. The assignments were varied, and she was frequently commissioned to create portraits of some of the country’s most prominent CEOs and executives.

Two years ago, Selma relocated from Mexico to Minnesota and redirected her career. She returned to film and started photographing her ongoing project “The Ache for Home” about the refugee communities in Minnesota, while experiencing her own adaptation process to a new context. She hopes to complete this work in the coming years and produce a book.

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