Immigrant Superheroes

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw these on the ever-brilliant Boingboing, and thought the concept was so thought-provoking it deserved to be posted. A photographer named Dulce Pinzon has taken snaps of Mexican immigrants doing their work while dressed up as superheroes. From Pinzon's artist statement:

The Mexican economy has quietly become dependent on the money sent from workers in the US. Conversely, the US economy has quietly become dependent on the labor of Mexican immigrants. Along with the depth of their sacrifice, it is the quietness of this dependence which makes Mexican immigrant workers a subject of interest. The principal objective of this series is to pay homage to these brave and determined men and women that somehow manage, without the help of any supernatural power, to withstand extreme conditions of labor in order to help their families and communities survive and prosper.

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