venimos a hablar de cosas imposibles porque de lo posible se ha dicho demasiado (we come to talk about impossible things because too much has been said about what’s possible,) 2021, photocollage, 7 2/3×10″
This is a portrait of Marichuy, an independent presidential candidate backed by many indigenous groups. She was popular in rural areas of Mexico, where the internet is almost nonexistent and formal education is a privilege—her registration as a candidate was denied as the electoral system only accepts digital signatures.
2564 Millas Al Sur, 2021, 24×36″
In 1994, an indigenous group in Chiapas, Mexico took up arms against the government. They stood against economic globalization and believed in a participatory democracy. The NAFTA treaty had just been signed and the Mexican government had sent troops to repress these communities. Seven years later, I traveled to that region with other teenagers like myself, naïve and full of ideals, for a few days. The poverty in this border town was extreme. After a two-hour walk we crossed the border without papers to Guatemala. This photograph is the only one I took there. I just needed a few minutes to realize that the economical poverty was far worse on this side.