La Nuestra Gente: The Mexican Community in Sonoma

I wanted to create a collection of photos that depicted our thriving Mexican Community and I came up with an idea for a project that was granted sponsorship by Creative Sonoma and was conducted in collaboration with the Middle School students of Crescent Montessori. Together with the students, I took photographs of many members of Sonoma's Mexican Community, from store owners to teachers. We interviewed them asking about their life stories and finally wrote an essay about each one of them. I exhibited this collection around town with the intent of showing my appreciation to the Mexican Community and let people familiarize with my subjects' stories, thus humanizing the figure of the immigrant, so often misrepresented by the current political administration.