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Dominic Bracco II

My Republic


The U.S. Mexico borderlands are most often described as the peripheries of a dividing line. My Republic refuses that lens categorically and reframes the landscape as a character that creates a unique and unifying experience far into the American Southwest and deep into northern Mexico.

The work is a personal reflection on the landscape, its history, and the artist’s family’s place in it. This mixed media installation combines photography, video, sculpture, and artifacts to create an immersive experience. It draws visual connections between communities and disrupts revisionist narratives.

Dominic Bracco II (USA, 1986) is a documentary photographer, artist, and playwright. He is a recipient of the 2016 Tim Hetherington Visionary Award, W. Eugene Smith fellowship, National Geographic Society Explorer’s grant, multiple Pulitzer Center grants, and Chris Hondros Fund grant. His works are part of private and institutional collections including Worcester Art Museum, and the University of Texas at Arlington Center for Southwest Studies; where he holds degrees in Journalism and Spanish literature. Bracco’s reporting has appeared in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Smithsonian Magazine, among others. He is a founding member of the photographic collective Prime. Bracco lives in Mexico City.

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Photography, video, sculpture by Dominic Bracco II
Sound design by Christina Gaillard