Arles 2012: Dulce Pinzon - Superhéros
Dulce Pinzon is a Mexican photographer born in 1974. Her series Superheroes featured in the 2011 Rencontres d’Arles.
As Pinzon says himself, “After September 11, the idea of the ‘hero’ became little by little ubiquitous in the public consciousness.” In everyday life, we overlook the individuals who sacrifice their lives while trying to save others. It’s just as easy to miss those who work every day for the good of others. They are just as heroic in their own way. She sees the Mexican immigrant workers in New York as the embodiment of this type of underappreciated heroism: “Working long hours in poor conditions, saving their meager salary to send back to their family and community in Mexico.” This series aims to honor these men and women. This book, like last year’s exhibition, consists of twenty color photographs of Latin American immigrants dressed like famous American and Mexican superheroes, all pictured at their place of employment. Listed next to each image is the immigrant’s name, hometown, the number of hours worked per week and the amount of money he sends home each week to his family.
"Superhéros" by Dulce Pinzon
Limited edition, 500 copies in French
Editions Images en Manœuvres
27cm x 26,5cm, 48 pages
Images en manœuvres éditions
14, rue des Trois Frères Barthélemy
Présentation à Arles
12 rue Gambetta
July 2-8, 2012
10 am – 10 pm