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Nizao river


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I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara from DR. This is my life these days.Day 9: I visited some subjects from the documentary film I’m working on (“Nannies”) and we went to the Nizao river near their home in Muchagua, San Cristóbal. It’s one of the most beautiful rivers I have ever been to. #dominicanrepublic #sancristobal #rionizao #everydaylatinamerica #everydayeverywhere

jason houge – my feral family

 

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Jason Houge

My Feral Family

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Since the day my girlfriend, Kayla, and I first moved into our rural apartment, we have provided food and a modest shelter for a number of feral cats that have come to visit us. Over time, we named each one and have tried to gain their trust. In 2012, two kittens arrived with their mother and grandmother and became the first family to stay longer than a single season. During that first year, this family of four grew to over 20, most of which continue to see our second story porch as their home. Since most of this colony grew up with interaction from Kayla and myself, they have come to accept us as members of their family. In January of 2014, I began a seven-month exploration of feral life and with Instagram shared my intimate view of the unseen lives of feral felines.

A note to the audience: I have worked closely with Cats Anonymous, a local organization, to control the population growth of this colony. At the time this statement was written, all kittens born in 2014 have been socialized and have found forever homes. All but one female and a few males have been spayed or neutered.

 

Bio

Jason Houge’s work is that of a compassionate wanderer in search of human interest stories that explore the many facets of humanity and life in today’s world. Houge has been published online by the NY Times Lens Blog, Feature Shoot, and Resource Magazine and also in print by a number of small publications. Houge has taught workshops to people of all ages and is an Associate Lecturer of Studio Art and Photography at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. In 2011, Houge earned a B.A. in Design Art from UW – Green Bay.

This work was shortlisted for the Emerging Photographer Fund 2014 

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Grandma, 84


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I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara from DR. This is my life these days.Day 8: Grandma, 84, visits my new apartment for the first time. She has lived alone for decades and wasn’t too happy about the idea of me living alone as well. She said that’s too sad, but at the end she approved.#dominicanrepublic #grandma #everydaylatinamerica #portrait #everydayeverywhere

The dog and the lady


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I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara from DR. This is my life these days.Day 8: This dog kept following this lady down Arzobispo Portes street this morning. #zonacolonial #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #streetphotography #everydaylatinamerica

Second birthday party


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, from DR. This is my life these days.Day 7: Nannies. This is the second birthday party I go to this week for a friend’s child. People ask me how I got the idea to do my documentary film “Nannies” (currently in post-production). Well, now you know! #nanaeldocumental #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #nanas #nannies

Bird


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I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara from DR. This is my life these days.Day 7: Good morning. There’s someone at the window… #birdie #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #everydaylatinamerica

Afternoon in the colonial zone


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from DR. This is my life this week.Day 6: Afternoon in the colonial zone. There’s something about touristy areas that attracts pigeons… #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #pigeons #zonacolonial

Ballet lessons


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 6: Five years ago I signed up for morning ballet lessons for “older women.” After a herniated disc I had to stop. I decided to give it another try this year. So far so good… #balletconcierto #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #ballerina #ballet

Food court


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 5: Food court.#santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #foodcourt #reflections

Pineapples


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 5: Street scene behind my building. I recently moved. Now I know where I can get 3 pineapples for 100 pesos (2.50 usd) #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #tropicalfruits #fruitvendor #pineapples

Soberano Awards


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 4: Covering the Soberano Awards (the Dominican Academy/Grammy/Tony awards). #soberano2015 #santodomingo #dominicanrepublic #teatronacional #onassignment

Susie


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 4: Susie, a Haitian immigrant, sells refreshments for the construction workers at this site across my parents’ building. I once sent her head shot to a friend to use in a photo shoot. The day after she got paid she brought me a new pair of jeans: “I buy for me, I buy for you,” she said in her broken Spanish.#dominicanrepublic #haiti #immigrant #santodomingo

Ercilia, 73


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 3: Ercilia, 73. One of the most important people in my life. She has done laundry for my parents every Monday, for the passed 20 years. #portrait #burnmagazine #blackandwhite #everydaylatinamerica

Lunch with mom


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 3: Lunch with mom. She is from Lebanese descent and isn’t too happy about the “big nose” she inherited from her dad, but I think it’s beautiful. #motheranddaughter #silhouette #burnmagazine #lebanese

Night out in the colonial zone


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 2: Night out in the colonial zone. #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #callehostos #zonacolonial #everydaylatinamerica #caribbean

Dancing


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 2: People dance, in couples or by themselves, to the music of Grupo Bonyé at the colonial zone of Santo Domingo. The band plays “son” and “merengue”. Every Sunday evening, there is live, free music at the San Francisco ruins. This has been going on for 7 years, and it keeps getting bigger. #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #zonacolonial #sonenlasruinas #ruinasdesanfrancisco #everydaylatinamerica #merengue #latinmusic

Reaching for…


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Hi, I’m @tatiluka Tatiana Fernández Geara, a photojournalist from Dominican Republic. This is my life this week.Day 2: One cookie in hand and reaching for another… I think this girl can’t wait to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and get some of that cake too!