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In Dominican, "pampara" means "lit". Across all of her work it is important for photographer Redell Medrano, born Dominican and raised in the Bronx, to centralize her semi-constructed systems around the colloquial, because it is also important for her to illuminate the inner worlds of her autofiction photographs. Like a telescope took to a nearby star she enlarged the culture of the Dominican Republic in 2020's PAMPARA, re-staging the real to pronounce herself prouder, and memory more visceral through the light-speed lens of childhood and the twinkling of heritage.
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