Monday, August 31, 2009

Silent Heroes

I ask myself, how did the artist convince them to wear the costume in public? These images are entertaining and comical, but once you understand Dulce Pinzón's notion behind these masked subjects, you will appreciate the concept. "The Real Story of the Superheroes" is the title to Dulce's award winning series of photographs depicting Immigrant workers in New York dressed as a superhero to convey the difficulty in their lives, working in extreme conditions for low wages in order to support their families. Each photograph is supported by the subject's name, hometown, years working in New York, and the amount of money they send home each week.

Dulce Pinzón studied Mass Media Communications at Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico and Photography at Indiana University in Pennsylvania. She moved to New York where she studied at The International Center of Photography.