Mexican Superheroes

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s an immigrant!


Photographer Dulce Pinzon posed undocumented Mexican immigrants in superhero costumes and captured their feats of derring-do in New York City.

All photos by Dulce Pinzon/eyevine/ZUMA Press

Super Fry

Oscar Gonzalez (Human Torch) is a cook. Originally from Oaxaca, he sends home $350 a week.

It’s Clobberin’ Time

Luis Hernandez (The Thing) works in demolition and sends $200 a week home to Veracruz.

Spidey Cents

Window washer Bernabe Mendez (Spider-Man) sends $500 a month home to Guerrero.

Kitty Sitter

Minerva Valencia (Catwoman) works as a nanny. She sends $400 a week home to Puebla.

 

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