Mixed Blood is a photographic and textual project portraying NYC and Beijing based families that include children with “mixed” races, ethnicities, and cultures. Mixed Blood questions and diffuses the historical categorization process of race/ethnicity and focuses on connective, cross-cultural experiences. The portraits and accompanying narratives illustrate the varying relationships family members have with their backgrounds, cultural context and citizenship. This unifying of race and cultures within a family unit continues to influence the evolution of American and global identity today.

Mixed Blood is a continuing series.

Valter Family 2010 © CYJO  

NYC Collective 2010 © CYJO  

Kishimoto Family 2013 © CYJO  

Beijing Collective 2012-13 © CYJO