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A firefighter in Mexico City on Sept 19 after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Photographed for Bloomberg Businessweek.
The family of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño - Ivan Tizapa (left), Karolina Tizapa (center), and Hilda Legideño (right), pose for a portrait at the Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher's College on September 3, 2015 in Tixtla de Guerrero, Mexico. Jorge Antonio is a student who disappeared during the Iguala mass kidnapping on September 26, 2014. Photographed for Zeit Magazin.
Saqib Keval, owner and chef of Masa y Maiz, poses for a portrait in his home in Mexico City, Mexico. Photographed for the SF Chronicle.
An escaramuza tends to her horse at the Lienzo Charro del Pedregal in Mexico City, Mexico.
Araceli Salcedo Jiménez poses for a portrait in Mexico City. Salcedo Jiménez's daughter was kidnapped and is desperately trying to find her. Photographed for NZZ.
Nick Zedd, an American filmmaker and author, poses for a portrait in his home in Mexico City, Mexico. Photographed for Vice.
A man relaxes in the swimming pool of the Camino Real hotel in Mexico City, Mexico. (personal work)
Maricris Herrera, owner of Estudio Herrera, poses for a portrait in Mexico City, Mexico. Photographed for AIGA Eye on Design
Luisa Mancera in her home in Mexico City. Mancera
was home with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter when the 7.1 earthquake struck. Scared, they ran outside and began to pray as they held each other closely. Luisa’s home was deemed uninhabitable and she is now staying with her son whose home also has many cracks. (personal work)
Anthony Borges poses for a portrait outside of his home in Coral Springs, Florida. Borges is a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting who was shot five times. Photographed for The Guardian.
Omar Garcia, a survivor of the brutal attack against students in Ayotzinapa, poses for a portrait in Mexico City. The attack on unarmed students by the state and criminal forces in the southern state of Guerrero left six people dead, 25 injured, and 43 trainee teachers forcibly disappeared.
A clown makes balloons for children affected by the Sept 19 earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico. (personal work)
Malala Yousafzai takes a cooking class with young women from the Latin American Girls Summit in Mexico City as part of her #GirlPowerTrip.
Iris Tobar Rodríguez plays with her pet parrot at her home in Jutiapa, El Salvador. Tobar Rodriguez plans on migrating to the U.S because of rising violence even after already being deported once.
Melissa Karnilaw, a flakka addict, sits on top of her belongings while waiting to be admitted into a treatment center in Delray Beach, Florida.
Happy Colors, a music producer, poses for a portrait in Miami, FL. Photographed for The Fader.
Michel Rojkind, the founding partner of Rojkind Arquitectos, poses for a portrait in Mexico City, Mexico. Photographed for Surface Magazine.
Lindsay. (personal work)
Israel Concha, shown in Mexico City this week, was deported to Mexico in 2014 after spending 30 years in Texas, where owned had a taxi company. Photographed for the Wall Street Journal.
Eli. (personal work)
Karina. (personal work)
A cotton candy vendor poses for a portrait in Mexico City, Mexico. Photographed for Airbnb.
A mariachi plays the guitar in Garibaldi square in Mexico City, Mexico. Photographed for 360 Oslo airport magazine.
A girl and her dog pose for a portrait in Celebration, Florida. Photographed for Lufthansa Magazine.
The owner of the Faena bar poses for a portrait in Mexico City, Mexico. Photographed for 360 Oslo airport magazine.
Alicia Vera is an independent documentary and editorial photographer based in Mexico City and Miami, FL.
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