In this fourth segment in the Voices de Aquí series, Lillyana Cisneros describes Questa, her home, through photos she’s taken. This story was recorded in Questa during the Vida Camp 2021. Watch the object story video of Lilliana HERE.*
This summer, we’re listening together to the voices of our neighbors; every week we share a different short story from our community with Voices de Aquí. Join us for the short broadcasts at Questa Farmers Market on Sundays or here, on our website.
Huge thanks to our collaborators at Questa Farmers Market, Gaea McGahee and all the musicians at the market for allowing us to plug into their sound system to broadcast the Voices de Aquí weekly segments.
We are also grateful to our funders! Voices de Aquí is made possible by support from the LANL Foundation Community Outreach Grant, Chevron Grants for Good and Taos Community Foundation IMPACT Grant.
*Questa Stories worked with Vida Camp to record short “object stories” with campers and junior counselors. Participants were invited to bring something meaningful with them to camp. Each was then asked to share the story of their chosen object: what it is? how did they get it? why is it special to them? Questa Stories representatives Claire Coté and Sarah Parker worked with campers and staff to record these reflections as short audio stories. Patrick Hutchison, director of the Vida Camp photography program, led his team of youth photographers in documenting the objects and taking portraits of their owners. Sarah Parker then edited the recorded audio, Freedom Hopkins edited the photos and audio together into 16 short videos and Questa Stories Co-director, Claire Coté oversaw the process. Thanks to Localogy, Vida del Norte and Taos Behavioral Health for enabling this collaboration between Vida Camp and Questa Stories. Appreciation also to QEDF for the use of the Questa Visitor Center and Questa Creative Council for the use of the Youth Center art room for audio recording.