Lara Downes: Tango from the Exiles’ Cafe
A film by Brawlio Elias
How do you deal with the phenomena of being “too American” for your home country yet “too xyz” for the United States?
Where do you find your safe place/sense of home?
Do you even have one? Is this even possible?
Do you find yourself compromising aspects of your cultural background?
And you think it’s time, delighted
Eagerly seize pen in hand and
Triumphant, begin to create, or
Scribbles which began in Greece,
Detoured through Paradise, won
Stage-acclaim in England, and
Preened at a Paris salon,
Before arriving in America,
Where red wheelbarrows
March 1936. “Heavy black clouds of dust rising over the Texas Panhandle” — evidence of the forces that were driving thousands of farm families in Texas and Oklahoma to the West Coast in the great Dust Bowl migration chronicled in “The Grapes of Wrath.” Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Doomsday: 1936)