Belong in/Belong to Baltimore
A photographic conversation
As a foreigner, some subtleties of English language are still mysteries to me. I can’t help but remembering this conversation I had with a friend as I was trying to figure the difference between belong to and belong in. She explained: “Saying I belong to Baltimore is more like I am there now, and I love it, whereas I belong in Baltimore could either be I'm not there but should be, or I'm there and not going to leave for any reason.” That subtlety and those questions - what belong somewhere, in somewhere, or to somewhere means - is what I am trying to explore every time I am shooting in the streets of Baltimore.