Photo credit: Isabel Figueroa
I am a Chicano photographer raised by a single mom. My family and I moved to the Bronx to restart our lives after living in an abusive environment. This has influenced my work, leading me to explore themes of community, family and Traditional Mexican values in the Bronx and in Mexico.
I started as a self taught photographer but my curiosity led me to take a darkroom class at THE POINT. After a semester I took a Teen Academy class at the International Center of Photography (ICP). I became a Teaching Assistant at THE POINT soon after my class at ICP. I now currently work as a Staff member for ICP and as a TA for the Bronx Documentary Center.