Nikki S. Lee blended photography and performance in her expansive Projects series in which she carefully observed—and then adopted—general styles of dress and gesture within several American sub-cultures. When identifying as a Latina for the photographs in The Hispanic Project, Lee wore colored contact lenses, a ponytail extension, and clothing and make up she purchased in Spanish Harlem. Handing off her point-and-shoot Yashica T4 camera to a friend or member of the group, she had herself photographed at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City and hanging out in Harlem neighborhoods.

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