|EN FOCO | Photographers|
Dulce Pinzón, Minerva Valencia, Superheroes series, 2004-2007.
Minerva Valencia from the State of Puebla works as a nanny
in New York. She sends 400 dollars a week.
Dulce Pinzón, Oscar Gonzalez, Superheroes series, 2004-2007.
Oscar Gonzalez from the State of Oaxaca works
as a cook in New York. He sends 350 dollars a week.
Dulce Pinzón, Bernabe Mendez, Superheroes series, 2007.
Bernabe Mendez from the State of Guerrero works as a professional
window cleaner in New York. He sends 500 dollars a month.
Born: 1974, Mexico City, Mexico
Resides: Mexico City, Mexico and Brooklyn, NY
En Foco at Venice Arts, Venice, CA 2013
En Foco at The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco, CA 2013
En Foco at Aljira, Newark, NJ 2012
En Foco at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC 2012
En Foco at Light Work, Syracuse, NY 2011
En Foco at Aperture Gallery, New York, NY 2010
Lycoming College, PA 2008
Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ, 2007
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, 2007
Central Library of Brooklyn/NYPL, NY, 2007
Kunsthaus Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2007
Queens Museum of Art, 2006
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, 2006
Nina Menocal Gallery at Art Basel, Miami, 2006
Diego Rivera Museum, Mexico City, Mexico, 2006
Mexican Consulate, Washington, DC, 2005
Kunsthaus Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair, Arte Americas, Art Miami, Art Basel, 2005
Pedro Meyer Gallery of the Centro Integral de Fotografía, Puebla, Mexico, 2004
Casa de Cultura, Puebla, Mexico, 2002
Universidad de Las Americas, 1995
International Center of Photography, 2003
Santa Fe Center for Photography, Project Competition, 2006
New York Foundation for the Arts, 2006
XII Biennial of El Centro de La Imagen Mexico, 2006
Nueva Luz photographic journal, Volume 12#1 (En Foco: Bronx, 2007)
Photograph (July-August 2007)
Time Out NY (May 24, 2007)
The Guardian (UK 07/17/2007)
The New York Times (NY 09/24/2006)
The Washington Post (Oct 14-20 2005)
“I photograph immigrant men and women in their work environment in New York. They don superhero garb with the objective of raising questions regarding our definition of heroism after 9-11 and our ignorance when it comes to the workforce that fuels our ever-consuming economy.
Immigrants have always been the new blood that injects vitality into a city, but the process of accepting these newcomers into everyday life takes time. I believe that by portraying these men and women in a creative and positive way I can elevate awareness of the contributions immigrant laborers bring to our daily lives, and pay them their due respect. Many people go through their day to day lives in ignorance or denial of the tremendous sacrifices that others make to enrich and ensure their way of life."