The El Salvador zine was made from a month long stay in Usulután, El Salvador, my father’s hometown.
I went for the first time in 2018 and he returned to his homeland for the first time in 30 years. This zine captures my feelings about seeing a part of my history, seeing family, and recognizing something that exists in me that I had never felt before.
Find your own trails to haunt is a zine about the breakdown of a relationship and the muddling of communication, especially within the digital landscape and how that manifested in the physical landscape. It is meant to mirror the confusion felt during a time where I felt very hurt and was trying to re-center myself.
Juan Madrid is a photographer and book artist based in the Hudson Valley of NY and Toronto. He earned his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and currently works as a freelance photographer for clients who have included VICE, Bloomberg Businessweek, Topic, Society Magazine, and Planned Parenthood. His most recent collaborative photobook, Los Sumergidos, was shortlisted in 2019 at Photo España and Les Rencontres d’Arles.