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janelle esparzaphoto by Luis M. GarzaJenelle is a Freelance Photographer and owner of JenelleEsparza Photography where she specializes in professional documentation of artwork for organizations and independent artists as well as documentation of public art and architecture, events, bridals, family and individual portraits. Notable clients include Planned Parenthood, Women and Children’s Shelter, TAMU-ECAC, and Andrade Communicators.

Interested in the historical anecdotes of South Texas, Jenelle Esparza’s El Color de La Obra body of work focuses in on cotton production and the predominately Latino labor force in cotton manufacturing along the US/ Mexico border. As a native of South Texas, with intergenerational ties to the picking fields, Esparza’s family is directly linked to this history. Through the use of photography and sculpture she is cultivating a conceptual documentation of the agricultural history of cotton. The exhibition aims to serve [within the borderlands] as an educational tool in understanding the social, economic, civil, and feminist lineage that was formed by cotton.