Destiny’s Children: A Legacy of War and Gangs by Donna DeCesare follows the lives of four young people marked by an experience of war and its aftermath.
The photographs are part of a current project and exhibition at the Museo Tecleño in El Salvador, Desarraigos (Uprooted), which combines photography, theatre and workshops for youth and university students. The project brings viewers into realities Central American youth face at home and in the Diaspora. The combination of still photography from the 1980s to the present, and life stories from the website installation Destiny’s Children provoke a reflection about the past and the present and the ways that young people are represented as a consequence of the ongoing process of uprooting.
Conceived by photographer Donna DeCesare, the project is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations, the Universidad Centroamericana and the Museo Tecleño in El Salvador.