This Photographer Shows Just How Diverse Mexicans Really Are
"Proud Mexicans" changes the perception of Mexicans through incredible portraits.
Alan Vidali is a Mexican photographer living in Los Angeles who has a project where he takes pictures of openly proud Mexicans.
The project comes at a crucial time, given the international context.
It's about a positive and peaceful response.
And takes back what it means to be Mexican.
It's a project that doesn't seek to confront, but to strike up a dialogue.
And to build empathy between people.
He first began with portraits fo acquaintances.
Each portrait comes with a few words they used to describe themselves.
He wants us to look them in the eye, hence why they are front portraits.
"When I photograph them, I ask them how they would describe themselves, to tell me about themselves and that's how this happens. It is evident that we all can have common interests."
The portraits bear the name of the person, to make them as similar as possible to an introduction.
He plans to continue publishing them and to emphasize Mexican diversity.
At the moment, Alan only does this in Southern California, but he would like to expand the project to other places in the United States.
If you're also a Proud Mexican and would like to be part of this project, you can do it. Contact Alan Vidali here or upload your own portrait.
This post was translated from Spanish.
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