4.07.2009

Real Superheroes: Dulce Pinzon


Dulce Pinzon has a truly amazing series of photographs called Superheroes. The concept behind her work is so much more complex and meaningful than I realized before reading her statement.

In sum, Pinzon photographed 20 Mexican and Latino immigrants dressed as popular superheroes in everyday work settings. As she notes, the definition of hero truly changed after the events of September 11th. Through her series, she strives to recognize another type of hero, the Mexican immigrants living and working in New York under extreme conditions so they can send money to families back home in Mexico.
(Found via The Junction)