The pictures in "One Man’s Body", explore Nathan Cordova’s complex relationship with his father who passed away in 2015. In it, Nathan utilizes original B&W photographs, handwritten text, and archival family photographs to construct an evocative and deeply personal narrative.
Nathan Cordova comes from a family of storytellers with deep roots in Colorado and New Mexico. Facing familial violence and trauma, he photographs the landscapes and people that have shaped his identity. His pictures question the legacies of Spanish colonialism, Catholic patriarchy, Manifest Destiny and white-supremacy as well as their impact on his family and the American southwest. The images make visual these lasting legacies in order to deconstruct dominant culture and facilitate intergenerational healing.
Each edition contains original journal text sourced from the artist’s own handwriting, five archival family photographs, eight 7.5”x6” original B&W photographs and one 7.5”x9 ⅜ ” original B&W photograph. On the back cover is a plate list as well as signature and edition number. This zine is a limited-edition of 100. Closed dimensions: 8.5”h x 7”w.