The Forget Me Not portrait series includes subjects from all walks of life, who live, work or travel in the Napa Valley. Quintana's own family had their photographs taken in Puerto Rico year after year by the same photographer. With this tradition in mind, she commissioned an artist to paint a 10' x 14' backdrop and wooden column prop to recreate the look and sentiment of her family photographs. In front of this backdrop, Quintana captures a variety of personalities, from migrant workers to military officers, a local centenarian and a young hula dancer. These portraits document the fabric of a community.
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All images are copyrighted © Norma I. Quintana.