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And then led by Andres Serrano of Afro-Cuban parents and Honduran.

And, you know, I felt like, well, you didn’t tell me.

The following oral history transcript is the result of a recorded interview with Andres Serrano on July 29-30, 2009. This interview is part of the Oral History Interviews of American Photographers. His corrections and emendations appear below in brackets appended by initials. Because I could bring an extension cord if we want it closer? And I had to call up the editor and say: Where the hell do you think I came from? Again, getting back to origin and getting back to—which brings me to another point: Ethnicity, this thing about ethnicity. And so she came back to this country in the late forties, and I was born in 1950.

The reader should bear in mind that they are reading a transcript of spoken, rather than written, prose. GOODYEAR: This is Frank Goodyear interviewing Andres Serrano in the artist’s home in New York City on July 29, 2009, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Disc No. First of all, do you have any sort of questions about this? Now, more than once, I’ve seen in my bio—and again, it’s upsetting to me—where they refer to my Afro-Cuban mother and Honduran father.

But one of the most disturbing things that I have found as an artist is when people think that I’m from somewhere else. And, you know, from time to time I’ve seen in bios and publications, that you know, the fact that I was born in Cuba or that I was born in Honduras or Haiti.

You know I feel like I’ve been maligned and misunderstood. You know I’ve lived in this country all my life, and I’ve never lived anywhere else except New York City.

He came to the States in the late forties, met my mother and married her. I mean what are your memories of growing up in Williamsburg? And a few blocks from me was more Hispanic, Puerto Rican population.

But then went back, I believe in the early fifties went back to Honduras. And then a few blocks up further than that, you know, on the south side, was the Hassidic community which is still there, of course.

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But when he started speaking to me, it turned out he was Cuban. And so I also, you know, and more than once I’ve seen it in bios.

She owned the building, so she had the big apartment downstairs with a female cousin who was like an older sister.

And then my mother and I lived in one of the apartments upstairs. Yes, my father was a merchant marine from Honduras. You know I lived on a corner of Williamsburg which at the time was primarily Italian.

He left us when I was very young; I was probably an infant. And in Brooklyn we lived in my grandmother’s house on Havemeyer Street, 95 Havemeyer Street.

And so, you know, my home consisted of my grandmother living downstairs.