The real story of The Superheroes
After 9/11 the notion of “hero” loomed large in the public consciousness as those who sacrifice a life and do a job for others. The Mexican immigrant worker in New York is an unnoticed hero, working in extreme conditions for low wages that are saved and sent back to their families and communities in Mexico. Mexican economy has become dependent on that remittance, while the U.S. economy today depends on those workers. Pinzón photographed 20 Mexican and Latino immigrants in U.S. and Mexican superhero costumes. The project portrays the worker/superhero in their work environment, accompanied by their name, hometown and the amount of money sent each week.
Dulce Pinzón. Mexico City, 1974
Dulce Pinzón was born in Mexico City in 1974. She studied Mass Media Communications at the Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla Mexico and Photography at Indiana University in Pennsylvania. In 1995 she moved to New York where she studied at The International Center of Photography.https://www.dulcepinzon.com/
Her work has been published and collected internationally. In 2001 her photos were used for the cover of a publication of Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States”. In 2002 Dulce won the prestigious Jovenes Creadores/FONCA grant in Mexico for her work. In 2006 she won an Honorific Mention in the Santa Fe project competition and she won the 12th edition of the Mexican Biennial of El Centro de La Imagen. Dulce was a 2006 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 2007 for the Bronx Museum program Artist in the Market Place and a Ford Foundation grantee in 2008.
Dulce lives and works between Mexico and New York.