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Unformatted text preview: through an Ivy League education. This painting reflects the conflict that immigrants face between maintaining their identity and fitting in. I think in America, it is particularly hard for immigrants to assimilate, without losing their cultural values and tradition. Mario Testinos photographs: Doubles and Shalom and Linda features two very different images. In the first image, there are two heavy Hispanic men, laughing on the beach. In the second image, there are two female supermodels laughing. I find these two images contrary and ironic. You would probably find the second image featured in a fashion magazine, but you would never find the first image in a magazine. This is because our culture/media is artificial. Our media is obsessed with featuring beautiful people. Mari Testinos photographs examine the difference between certain ethnicities....
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- Fall '07