My traditions and values consist of close family bonds, in my case it’s safe to accept that blood is thicker than water. However, not just with any family members, my closest bonds consist of three very outstanding women in my life. My grandmother, who’s from a very different generation is a trusting friend I have on my side. My mother, she’s a person I admire and whose taught me to be very independent. She is living proof of loyalty, care, and unconditional love. Despite of the adversities that life has placed us in, such as splitting apart from my father, she has taught me to value myself before anything or anyone else— that’s the only way you can truly love someone else— the key is to love and value yourself first. My sister, who although is a lot younger than me, we share a bond where we look out for one another unconditionally. This is what makes my values very unique, better yet, this is who I am.
Junnuel Sanchez is a high school senior. Her black and white images focus on the relationships between the women in her family. Junnuel is a recipient of the prestigious Gold Key Award from Scholastic.
Small Print: 8.5 x 11 inch paper with image proportionally sized
Large Print: 17x22 inch paper with image proportionally sized
Other size prints are available on request and priced accordingly.
All images are printed on archival paper and have an NYC SALT stamp on the verso.