Dulce Pinzon’s project “Superheroes” portrays Mexican immigrant workers in brightly colored costumes of both Mexican and American superheroes. Each portrait features the subject in their natural environment and includes a small text with the following: their name, how many years they’ve worked in New York, the name of their hometown in Mexico, and the amount of money they send home to Mexico each week. Pinzon’s project documents real life “heroes” who toil under extreme conditions without the aid of any supernatural powers in order to ensure the survival of their families.
“Bernabe Mendez from the State of Guerrero works as professional window cleaner in New York. He sends 500 dollars a month.”
“Luis Hernandez from the State of Veracruz works in demolition in New York. He sends 200 dollars a month.”
“Oscar Gonzalez from the State of Oazaca works as a cook in New York. He sends 350 dollars a month.”
Read more at Dulce’s website here.