• Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Inspired by the notion of "hero" becoming incredibly prevalent after 9/11, photographer <a href="www.dulcepinzon.com">Dulce Pinzon</a> was inspired to create a photo series showing everyday heroes that are frequently overlooked. The Mexican immigrant worker in New York became her subject. They work incredibly hard and make great sacrifices for their family, and that is what makes them a superhero.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Juventino Rosas, from Mexico State, Mexico, works in a fish market in New York. He sends home $400 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Paulino Cardozo, from Guerrero, Mexico, unloads trucks at a greengrocer's. He sends home $300 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Sergio Garcia from, Mexico State, Mexico, works as a waiter in New York. He sends home $350 a week.
    Dulce Pinzon
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Luis Hernandez, from Veracruz, Mexico, works in demolition in New York. He sends home $200 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Oscar Gonzalez, from Oaxaca, Mexico, works as a cook in New York. He sends home $350 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Bolivar Abril, from Quito, Ecuador, works as an ice cream man in New York. He sends home $250 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Alvaro Cruz, from Mexico State, Mexico, works as a cook and runs with Los Compadres. He sends home $300 a month.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Federico Martinez, from the state of Puebla, works as a taxi driver in New York. He sends home $250 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Minerva Valencia, from Puebla, Mexico, works as a nanny in New York. She sends home $400 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Elizabeth and Enrique Alonso, from Puebla, Mexico, work in a restaurant in New York. They send home $400 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Adalberto Lara, from Mexico State, Mexico, works as a construction worker in New York. He sends home $350 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Jose Rosendo de Jesus, from Guerrero, Mexico, works as a union organizer in New York. He sends home $700 a month.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Maria Luisa Romero, from Puebla, Mexico, works in a laundromat in Brooklyn, New York. She sends home $150 a week.
  • Photographer sheds new light on what it means to be a hero.

    Noe Reyes, from Puebla, Mexico, works as a delivery man in Brooklyn, New York. He sends home $500 a week. See more at <a href="http://www.dulcepinzon.com" target="_blank">dulcepinzon.com</a>
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