I'm working on a photo documentary project on Mexican Native children who migrates all over Mexico searching for a job as peasants. I'm also working for The Chicago Tribune and for the swiss photo agency Latinphoto. During the 90's I worked for Reuters news pictures agency in Mexico, Central America & the Caribbe.
City, State, Zip
Mexico City, DF, 04370
I was granted by National Institute of Fine Arts with a photo award in the Bienal of Photography in Mexico in 1986. In 1994 I was granted by the US-Mexico Binational Commission on Arts and Culture and Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum of Chicago for documenting Mexicans living in Chicago, Illinois. In that year I was granted by Mexico's National Council for Arts and Culture (CONACULTA) for a photo documentary project on Mexicans living in Mexico City's historical centre.
As for many years, one of the themes I'm interested in covering in this part of the world is what is happening with Mexican immigrants. In 1994, I started a photo documentary project on Mexican people crossing US-Mexico border but another item is very important: Mexican Native people is heading their way to north. From some eight year ago, many Mexican Native people is looking for better jobs and wages, in many cases these people is being hired in harvesting in some of the states of Mexico. Under heavy and poor conditions, these people suffer the slavery conditions of life. They earn around a dollar a day cropping vegetables fields in Valle del Mezquital, in northern state of Hidalgo in Mexico. But they don't have any social security and their children have to work for ten or twelve hours a day to get a dollar a day only.
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