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La verdadera historia de los superhéroes

The Real Story of Superheroes, Spanish Edition

By Dulce Pinzón.

La Verdadera Historia de los Super´heroes es una serie de retratos ambientales de las personas que desde los Estados Unidos - en particular en la ciduad de Nueva York - ayudan económicamente a sus comunidades en México y significan una importante fuerza económica en el desarrollo de ambos países. Esta serie consiste de 20 fotografías a color de inmigrantes mexicanos vestidos con los trajes de los superhéroes de la cultura pop norteamericana y los superhéroes de la cultura popular mexicana. Cada super´heroe ha sido retratado en su ambiente laborla y la fotografía incluye un pequeño texto con su nombre, el de su comunidad en México, cuánto tiempo tiene trabajando en Nueva York y la cantidad de dinero que manda a México semanalmente. El principal objetivo de esta serie es homenajear al hombre ordinario que sin ningún poder super natural, logra que su comunidad sobreviva y progrese.

In our thirst for Hollywood action heroes and caped crusaders, we sometimes overlook the everyday heroes in our midst. U.S.–based Mexican photographer Dulce Pinzón (born 1974) pays homage to Mexican immigrant workers in New York, heroes who sacrifice extraordinary hours in extreme conditions for very low wages, all for the sake of families and communities in Mexico who rely on them to survive. The Mexican economy has quietly become dependent on the money sent from workers in the United States, while the U.S. economy has quietly become dependent on the labor of Mexican immigrants. These color photographs present these immigrants in their work environment, but dressed in the costumes of popular American and Mexican superheroes. Short texts present the worker’s "secret identity," their hometown and the amount of money they send to their families each week.


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