The Real Story of the Superheroes by Dulce Pinzón
Dulce Pinzón was born in Mexico City in 1974. She studied Mass Media Communications at the Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla Mexico and Photography at Indiana University in Pennsylvania. In 1995 she moved to New York where she studied at The International Center of Photography.
As a young Mexican artist living in the US, Dulce soon found new inspiration for her photography in feelings of nostalgia, questions of identity, and political and cultural frustrations. In her black and white series Viviendo en el Gabacho (a Mexican colloquialism for living in the US) she illustrates the dualistic phenomenon of the integration of the Mexican immigrant into the New York landscape.
This concept of dualism was further developed when she used nostalgic iconograpic images from a Mexican card game projected over the naked bodies of her New York friends and loved ones in Loteria. Multiracial portrayed subjects of multiracial heritage against primary color backgrounds, exposing the frailty of our concepts of race.
Her latest project The Real Story of the Superheroes comes full circle to reintroduce the Mexican immigrant in New York in a satirical documentary style featuring ordinary men and women in their work environment donning superhero garb, thus raising questions of both our definition of heroism and our ignorance of and indifference to the workforce that fuels our ever-consuming economy.
Dulce’s work has been published and exhibited in Mexico, the US, Australia, Argentina and Europe. Dulce is a 2006 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She currently resides in Brooklyn.
The Real Story of the Superheroes opens at the Australian Centre of Photography on Friday 17 June.