This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
Fernanda De Icaza got her degree in Photography in 2013. Born and raised in Mexico City she grew up feeling constantly overwhelmed by her surroundings and found in photographic praxis a way to process reality. In 2015 she traveled to Japan and became a student in a small temple. Zen practice served as research to help start her ongoing project “月心 (Gesshin)” which explores reclusion, monastic life, and the concept of renouncing the world. After two years, she left Japan and returned home to focus on developing a solid photographic career. She is currently living in Mexico and makes a living by documenting various artistic practices.