InLiquid is proud to present Young Americans at the InLiquid Gallery. Young Americans presents new work from Ada Trillo along with work from students of Photography without Borders (PWB), a group of Latinx teens whom Trillo mentored in 2020-2021.
Trillo is an award-winning Mexican-American photographer who has become known for her deeply evocative images of migrants at the U.S./Mexican border. Many of the included photographs in Young Americans were taken during 2020 and 2021 while Trillo traveled with the large caravans of migrants hoping to achieve a better life in the United States. Through the course of this project Trillo shared her experiences and expertise with the young artists of PWB who she then challenged to create their own photo essays about their conceptions of what it means to be American. Young Americans culminates in the juxtaposition of the quest for those actively seeking to become American, with the perceived meaning of being American by local Philadelphia youth.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Joseph Roberts Foundation and the Friends of InLiquid.