Artist’s Project: Dulce Pinzón


Dulce Pinzón’s photographs pay homage to the unsung—and often unseen—Mexican immigrants in New York City who send the bulk of their earnings back to their families and communities in Mexico. Learn more about Pinzón’s series here.

Dulce Pinzón was born in Mexico City and studied at the Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, Indiana University in Pennsylvania, and New York’s International Center of Photography. Pinzón’s photographic series, often inspired and informed by political and cultural identity questions, have been exhibited in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, South America, and Australia. In 2002, Pinzón won the prestigious Jovenes Creadores grant for her work; she also received a 2006 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her other accolades include an Endowment of the Arts SNCA/FONCA Fellowship, Mexico (2014–2017); the First Place Award at the Sixth International Photography Symposium: Mazatlán Abierto, Mexico (2012); and the ZONAMACO Perrier Art Prize for Digital Photography, Mexico City, Mexico (2011).