México, D.F: Troconi-Letayf, Agosto de 2018. 1 hardcover binding book-album, comprising 12 mounted color photographs printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper 100% cotton (size 35 x 40 cm.), signed and numbered, Oriental double folded pages, blue boards, issued in blue slipcase with white pull-out silk ribbon. Includes one Certificate of Authenticity with hologram signed by the artist. “Contiene 12 fotografías numeradas y firmadas por el autor (Archive quality digital print) de 32 x 36.5 cm, impresas sobre papel 100% algodón de Hahnemühle. Los interiores están impresos digitalmente (Archive quality digital print) sobre papel Photo Matt Fibre de 200 gramos 100% algodón de Hahnemühle. La edición consta de 20 ejemplares +1 de exhibición (P/T 1/1). Cada ejemplar cuenta con certificado de autenticidad.”--Colophon. Item #111734
SIGNED, NUMBERED AND LIMITED EDITION OF 20 COPIES of a series of portraits of Mexican migrant workers - residents in NYC - who sacrifice their lives and their jobs to send their family a few dollars a month. After September 11, the notion of the “hero” began to rear its head in the public consciousness more and more frequently. The notion served a necessity in a time of national and global crisis to acknowledge those who showed extraordinary courage or determination in the face of danger, sometimes even sacrificing their lives in an attempt to save others. However, in the whirlwind of journalism surrounding these deservedly front-page disasters and emergencies, it is easy to take for granted the heroes who sacrifice immeasurable life and labor in their day to day lives for the good of others, but do so in a somewhat less spectacular setting. The Mexican immigrant worker in New York is a perfect example of the hero who has gone unnoticed. It is common for a Mexican worker in New York to work extraordinary hours in extreme conditions for very low wages which are saved at great cost and sacrifice and sent to 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 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. This project consists of 20 color photographs of Mexican immigrants dressed in the costumes of popular American and Mexican superheroes. Each photo pictures the worker/superhero in their work environment, and is accompanied by a short text including the worker’s name, their hometown in Mexico, the number of years they have been working in New York, and the amount of money they send to Mexico each week. Author Dulce Pinzón (Mexico, 1974) studied Communication at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, as well as Photography at the Indiana University in Pennsylvania and at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, USA. CONTENTS: La verdadera historia de los superhéroes = The real story of the superheroes / Armando de la Garza.