Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Conversation with Dulce Pinzón


LUIS HERNANDEZ from the State of Veracruz works in demolition in New York. He sends 200 dollars a week.
LUIS HERNANDEZ originario de Estado de Veracruz trabaja como demoledor en Nueva York. Manda 200 dólares a la semana.

© Dulce Pinzón


Dulce Pinzón's Superheroes project is pure genius. While addressing the important issue of immigration that is at the forefront of politics, she manages to make the subject approachable. We featured one of these images a couple of weeks back as Picture of the Week and also mentioned her 18 month Superheroes Calendar that benefits NICE- New Immigrant Community Empowerment, in Jackson Heights, Queens. The calendar is available through NICE. Here's a look at the people behind the headlines.


PAULINO CARDOZO from the State of Guerrero works in a greengrocer loading trucks. He Sends 300 dollars a week.
PAULINO CARDOZO originario del Estado de Guerrero trabaja como cargador en Nueva York. Manda 300 dólares a la semana.

© Dulce Pinzón


NP: Tell us a little about yourself.

DP: I am a Mexican photographer, lived 15 years in NYC (miss the city) and moved back to Mexico city 8 months ago. I am the mother of a 20 days old baby and trying to answer this and a whole bunch of past e-mails...while nursing jajaj!


MARIA LUISA ROMERO from the State of Puebla works in a Laundromat in Brooklyn New York. She Sends 150 dollars a week.
MARIA LUISA ROMERO originaria del Estado de Puebla empleada en lavanderia en Brooklyn Nueva York. Manda 150 dólares a la semana.

© Dulce Pinzón


NP: How did you discover photography?

DP: I used to love the view masters and little cinema toys and to create recordings. I was probably 8.


Bolivar Abril from Quito, Ecuador he works as an Ice cream man in New York. He sends 250 dollars a week.
Bolivar Abril originario de Quito, Ecuador trabaja vendiendo helados en Nueva York. Manda 250 dólares a la semana

© Dulce Pinzón


NP: Where do you find inspiration?

DP: For what? photography? Probably from my dada and over all media and movies when I was growing up..view masters, I love them!


NOE REYES from the State of Puebla works as a delivery boy in Brooklyn New York. He Sends 500 dollars a week.
NOE REYES originario del Estado de Puebla trabaja como repartidor de comida rápida en Brooklyn Nueva York. Manda 500 dólares a la semana.

© Dulce Pinzón


NP: How did this project come about?

DP: After 9-11 I saw how much attention the media was paying to people that help re-build NY and the nation but was forgetting the more invisible ones, the immigrants. I was working as a Union Organizer at the moment and saw the big need to recognize the labor and achievements of Latino Immigrants that not only work, paid taxes and had the lowest wages jobs but somehow manage to send money back to their communities.


OSCAR GONZALEZ from the State of Oaxaca works as a cook in New York. He Sends 350 dollars a week.
OSCAR GONZÁLEZ originario del Estado de Oaxaca trabaja como cocinero en Nueva York.
Manda 350 dólares a la semana.

© Dulce Pinzón



ROMÁN ROMERO from Tlapa Guerrero works as a superintendent in New York. He Sends 800 dollars a month.
ROMÁN ROMERO originario de Tlapa Guerrero trabaja como velador en Nueva York.
Manda 800 dólares al mes.

© Dulce Pinzón


I got inspired by the work I was doing at that moment and the re-born of the Superhero concept and when I was visiting my family in Mexico I saw the Spiderman costume in a market and the whole concept came to me.


SERGIO GARCÍA from the State of México works as a waiter in New York.
He Sends 350 dollars a week.
SERGIO GARCÍA originario del Estado de México trabaja como mesero en Nueva York.
Manda 350 dólares a la semana.

© Dulce Pinzón


NP: What's next?

DP: Raise my baby and keep shooooting! Have to go bye!


FEDERICO MARTINEZ from the State of Puebla works as a taxi driver in New York. He Sends 250 dollars a week.
FEDERICO MARTINEZ originario del Estado de Puebla trabaja como taxista en Nueva York.
Manda 250 dólares a la semana.

© Dulce Pinzón


Thanks Dulce and congratulations on your baby!

2 comments:

nina said...

Great work Dulce! Thank you Rona for bringing this conversation to us!

melanie said...

I LOVE this work... combines two of my favorite subjects, superheros and photography! Thanks for introducing it Rona!