Jul 10

At Home with Gloria and Esteban

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Another post from the project on recent immigrants in the U.S. Gloria and Esteban are both from Guatemala, but met here, where they had their daughter, Jessica (the baby boy is a friend’s). Esteban has been in the US for two years and works as a day laborer. Gloria for five and cleans houses and office buildings.

Jul 10

Waiting for Work

Guatemalan boy, 15, name unknown

Guatemalan boy, 15, name unknown.

This photograph is from an ongoing project about new immigrants in the United States. These men — and boys — gather at this trailer 6 days a week from 7 until noon to wait for work, mostly in construction or as movers. This past winter was the worst any could remember — there was almost no work.