The current focus of my work is American Boricua, the first national visual ethnography of Puerto Rican life in United States. Puerto Rico and its Commonwealth status have created a culture and a people that literally straddle two worlds. Puerto Ricans have played a largely unsung part in what we call The American Experience. It is my hope that this work serves to correct this omission in our shared history.
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Wanda Benvenutti is a Seattle based freelance photojournalist who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College and a Master of Science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2008, Wanda was named a Seattle City Artist by the Mayor’s Office, and her work can be seen in the recent book 100 New York Photographers by Cynthia Maris Dantzic.