Esther Guerrero

she/her

In this project, I aimed to represent the culture brought to Detroit through the diverse people it houses. I also hope people feel the love I have for the city since it has given me everything I have. My film segment is a bit intimate since it includes my family and loved ones. Some references I make in my piece will only be understood by my family members. For example, a line in my poem mentions the first home that my entire family lived in on Green St. This is where we all began, and then everyone eventually from their own home. Mostly everyone knows what a quinceanera is and the traditions behind it. Do you know the traditions in my photograph? If you are of Latinx/Hispanic descent and/or have celebrated a quinceanera before, you might be able to say yes. Each photograph is a moment during one of the many traditions being done. The title of the photographs is the tradition taking place. I wanted to demonstrate the culture that is brought along to this country. This city and country become to feel like home when celebrations like this are continued.

Bio
Esther Guerrero
¡Pon Atención!

¡Pon Atención!

Tio Melo

Tio Melo

El Vaquero

El Vaquero

Mesa de Detalles

Mesa de Detalles

Primeras Zapatillas

Primeras Zapatillas

La Última Muñeca

La Última Muñeca

Coronación

Primeras Zapatillas

El Mandado

El Mandado

Fresas on the go

Fresas on the go

About the Artist

Esther Guerrero is a driven Mexican-American young Latina who attends Wayne State University and is pursuing an education in Public health with and minor degrees in biological sciences and Latin American studies. As a Detroit native, she works hard to better her community and create the change she wishes to see. Guerrero enjoys photography, film, and music production when she’s not on campus attending classes or putting on events.

? Esther on the podcast