By using out-of-this-time and out-of-context elements Dulce Pinzón has obtained metaphorical images to sensitize the audience about caring for the planet and reflecting on the world that we shall leave behind to future generations.Through the conventions of staged photography she aims to present a series of images based on the life cycle. These images also touch on issues that affect our environment with the hope of raising questions regarding the state of the planet we inhabit.
Pinzón’s approach to this new series references environmental issues and concerns she had from an early age. In her own words she describes the intention of this work:
"Although there are many problems affecting my country right now, my frustration and indignant stance toward the severe problematic that we face with environmental issues has forced me to find viable strategies in the hope of leaving a better legacy for my country and my son: the possibility of creating a better and cleaner environment for all".
The real story of the Superheroes
Her previous work entitled The real story of the Superheroes was based on a series of satirical documentary-style images featuring ordinary men and women in their work environment in New York. The portraits are based on immigrants donning superhero garb with the objective of raising questions about the definition of heroism after 9/11 and the ignorance of the workforce that fuels the ever-consuming economy.
A text is incorporated into each image with the name of the worker, country of origin and the amount of money they send back to their communities; this has the purpose of highlighting the human nature of the individuals in the photographs.
MINERVA VALENCIA from Puebla works as a nanny in New York
She sends 400 dollars a week
| Harvey Birdman José Rosendo de Jesús from the State of Guerrero works as a union |
organizer in New York He sends 700 a month
Earlier this year, she was invited to take part at the renowned photography festival 'Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie' in France. She also took part in the PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin and the 'Más allá de la Reportería Fotográfica' in Bogotá, Colombia
Her work has been published by Esopus, Marie Claire South Africa and Thailand, Milenio, Mother Jones, Picnic, Rolling Stones Italy, Vice, The New York Times, The Guardian UK, The Washington Post, La Jornada, El Reforma, El País, and in many other places. She is currently a Ford Foundation fellow and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
All images © Dulce Pinzon