- Geographic Location: North America
- Age: 5
Dulce Pinzón was born in Mexico City in 1974. She studied mass media communications at the Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla Mexico and photography at Indiana University in Pennsylvania. In 1995 she moved to New York where she studied at The International Center of Photography. As a young Mexican artist living in the United States, Pinzón soon found new inspiration for her photography in feelings of nostalgia, questions of identity, and political and cultural frustrations. In her black and white series “Viviendo en el Gabacho” (a Mexican colloquialism for living in the United States) she illustrates the dual character of Mexican immigrants’ immigration into the New York landscape. Her work has been published and exhibited in Mexico, the United States, Australia, Argentina and Europe. In 2001 her photos were used for the cover of a publication of Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States.” In 2002 Pinzón won the prestigious Jovenes Creadores grant for her work. She won an Honorific Mention in the Santa Fe project competition 2006 with “The Real Story of the Superheroes” series. Dulce is a 2006 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She currently resides in Brooklyn.
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Remittances-or the money migrants send home to their families in Mexico-are a vital part of the Mexican economy. Hundreds of families depend on remittances to maintain financial stability. In this never-before-published series, photographer Dulce Pinzon explores how remittances affect families in Mexico and across the border in her work "Both Sides," which tells the story of how a matriarch in Mexico benefits from a son's remittances, and of how a migrant worker living in New York fares once she crosses the border.
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