no man's land | the women of mexico
ABOUT THE PROJECT
As a photojournalist I covered many stories about immigrants. Most of these stories revolved around the plight of Hispanic men working illegally in the United States — men who carried a crumpled photo of their children in their back pocket, men who called their wives on Sundays. I wondered about those they left behind. No Man’s Land: The Women of Mexico explores the unseen side of the immigration story by showing an intimate portrait of the effect of emigration on the women and children in the Central Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico and specifically the Zapotec Indians.
Immigration is breaking apart families and tearing at the fabric of Mexican society. However, with the majority of the men working in the U.S. women are taking charge and machismo is giving way to a new structure the women call “pura mujer”— purely women. Watch the video on the following page or continue scrolling to see the images.
CLIENT National Geographic Magazine, GEO Magazine
STATUS 501(c)(3) Blue Earth fiscal sponsorship
CREATIVE SERVICES Photos, Video, Gallery Exhibit, Limited Edition Prints, Presentation
- Photography and Multimedia Documentary
- Blue Earth Alliance Award providing fiscal sponsorship
- Anthropographia Multimedia & Human Rights Award
- Open Society Institute - finalist
- Santa Fe Portfolio Review
- Publications including National Geographic, GEO, LATINA, Spain's Semenal, China's Grazia Magazine, The United Nations
- Gallery exhibits
- Images syndicated by Reportage by Getty Images
- Presentation for universities, organizations and communities
- Presentation at National Geographic annual conference
- Presentation at Look 3 Festival of the Photo
- Limited edition prints
national geographic article no man's land: the women of mexico about mexican-us immigration and the effect on mexican women and families in rural oaxaca mexico.