Sangre de mi Sangre by Martha Naranjo Sandoval
Limited Print Edition

Edition of 5 copies
Signed and numbered

Hand stamped envelope
Numbered print slipcase


Martha, Brooklyn, October 2019.
Archival pigment print
Baryta paper
310 gsm
5” ✕ 7”

Saddle stitch, self-cover
With limited edition obi band
32 pages
28 plates
5.5” ✕ 8”

Edited by Justine Kurland
Designed by Aline Enríquez

Martha has been photographing her quotidian life since she moved to the States from México in 2014. The pictures in Sangre de mi Sangre (Blood of my Blood) were selected for this collection of over 300 35mm rolls and edited by artist Justine Kurland.
“I married Dylan on March 6th 2020, a week before the Covid pandemic blew up and a lock-down was imposed in New York City. As newlyweds, we would be unable to leave the house for months, cementing the bond between us in ways unimaginable just weeks before. In those intensely close quarters, I applied for my marriage greencard which required me to prove that my relationship was real.

My love for Dylan is certain and undeniable but suddenly I was being asked to demonstrate it in a tangible way for the scrutiny of an anonymous immigration officer. Bureaucrats boil relationships down to leases, bank statements, and anodyne group pictures. Sangre de mi Sangre is my response to that reductive requirement imposed on love. The pictures within tell the story of intimacy, affection, and trust in a world turned upside down.”—MNS

Martha Naranjo Sandoval is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and visual artist from Mexico City.

Her work focuses on the materiality of image; in the difference between how time is portrayed in moving and still image; and in how images gain significance culturally.

She holds a degree in Film a Television from Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión (Mexico City) and an MFA from the International Center of Photography and Bard College. She was part of the .357 Estudio y Espacio Creativo photography project residency in 2012; in 2014 she won the Conacyt-FONCA scholarship for studies abroad, awarded by the Mexican Government; and in 2017 she was part of the Flux Factory Artist-in-residence, for which she organized the community project Día de Muertos. She is the co-founder of the editorial project Matarile Ediciones, which publishes work by artists who are immigrants or part of a recent diaspora. In 2016 she edited the book After the Fact, which included pieces by Martha Wilson, Katherine Hubbard, Nona Faustine, among others. Along with artist-curator Groana Melendez, she organizes platforms to showcase artists and promote critical conversations, including a series of interviews for the Camera Club of New York and the event Mexican Tertulia in conjunction with the festival Celebrate Mexico Now.
No human is illegal.
Ningún ser humano es ilegal.