Swoon inventory number 807; Irina; is a friend of the artist's, an activist who at the time this portrait was made was learning about and staying with self-organized villages in Mexico. A friend of them both had recently been murdered while in Oaxaca documenting the teachers strike in 2006, and the processing of that is present in this portrait.

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