I've always been a sucker for fascinating art projects, and this one from photographer Dulce Pinzón is one that you may find humorous on the surface ("Look, it's people dressed as superheroes!") until you dig a little deeper and discover the project's real purpose. Essentially, what Pinzón did was capture Mexican immigrants hard at work on various jobs in New York City, earning money they'll use to send back to their families abroad.
From Pinzón's mission statement: "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 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."
Check out a few of the images below, then head over to Pinzón's site to see the rest and learn more about the people featured.
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