Following in a similar theme as my previous post, I recently came across the Superheroes project by Dulce Pinzón. Excerpt from her website bio:
Dulce 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. Her latest project “The Real Story of the superheroes” comes full circle to reintroduce the Mexican immigrant in New York in a satirical documentary style featuring ordinary men and women in their work environment donning superhero garb, thus raising questions of both our definition of heroism and our ignorance of and indifference to the workforce that fuels our ever-consuming economy.
Her work has been published and exhibited in Mexico, the US, 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 Dulce 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.
Very cool work indeed! Check out more of her work at http://www.dulcepinzon.com/ - enjoy!