Photo of Oyzon-Mast family by Jeremiah Ojo at the Inaugural Open Photo Shoot of Typical American Families

Photo of Oyzon-Mast family by Jeremiah Ojo at the Inaugural Open Photo Shoot of Typical American Families

curt and I grew up military. a white guy with an asian wife? pretty typical. or at least not unheard of or shocking in that context. and now, for our german-english-irish-filipino boys, not a big deal when everyone they know are all manner of skin tone. they have japanese and korean and jewish and muslim and black and white relatives, all swirled together to make this beautiful blend of extended family. it's all around them so they don't even see it. maybe that's naive to think, but it's truer for them then it was for us, or our parents before us.

so, typical american family? maybe not. I think we're the new typical. or I hope we are. because it's a lovely place to be.

submitted by elaine oyzon-mast

*Photo of Oyzon-Mast family by Jeremiah Ojo at the Inaugural Open Photo Shoot of Typical American Families (at art|DBF, art and culture showcase as part of the Decatur Book Festival)   Photo shoot supported by Showcase Photo-Video

 

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