July 17, 2019 Night // On Wednesday an estimated 100,00 people took to the streets of Puerto Rico to urge for the resignation of the island-teritory’s governor @ricardorossello . It was one of, if not the the largest demonstrations in the history of the island. Shot on assignment for @time Julio 17, 2019 Noche // El miércoles se vio una de las movilizaciones mas grandes de la historia de Puerto Rico. Aproximadamente 100,000 personas se manifestaron en las calles de San Juan exigiendo la renuncia del gobernador de la isla @ ricardorossello. Imágenes para @time #rickyrenuncia
July 17, 2019 Día // On Wednesday an estimated 100,00 people took to the streets of Puerto Rico to urge for the resignation of the island-teritory’s governor @ ricardorossello . It was one of, if not the the largest demonstrations in the history of the island. Shot on assignment for @time Julio 17, 2019 Day // El miércoles se vio una de las movilizaciones mas grandes de la historia de Puerto Rico. Aproximadamente 100,000 personas se manifestaron en las calles de San Juan exigiendo la renuncia del gobernador de la isla @ ricardorossello . Imágenes para @time #rickyrenuncia
Yesterday’s massive mobilization happened because of calls to action by artists like @badbunnypr @residente @cabralu and @ricky_martin making a point that no matter who or what you do you are part of the social experiment. Shot for @time // La manifestación de ayer pasó porque artistas como @badbunnypr @residente @cabralu y @ricky_martin decidieron usar su poder de convocatoria. Son un ejemplo a todos de que no importa quien eres o que haces eres parte del gran experimento social la democracia.
Protesta Febrero 1975 con anotaciones indentificando a personas participando con nombre apellido y a veces lugar de empleo. Entre los identificados esta Arnaldo Darío Rosado quien sería asesinado por miembros de la policia tres años luego. Archivo de la Division de Intelligence de la Policia de Puerto Rico. // Protest in February of 1975 with hand written annotations identifying persons participating by name and sometimes place of employment. Among the ID’d is Arnaldo Darío Rosado who would be entrapped and murdered by members of the PR Police three years later. From the PR Police Intelligence Division Archive.
Junio 30, 2010. Rumbo a PR!
Mont Royal, Montreal 2019.
Habana, Cuba / Venezuela-Guyana Border
Vunidogoloa is the first of around fifty communities in Fiji who have had to relocated from their ancestral coastal land due to sea level rise. Penioni Soqovata photographed in his home in Vunidogoloa. His son Josefa Mairara was the first baby born in the new site five years ago. Shot for @time
Mabaruma, Guyana; July 2018
“I will have spent my life trying to understand the function of remembering, which is not the opposite of forgetting, but rather its lining. We do not remember. We rewrite memory much as history is rewritten. How can one remember thirst?” - Sans Soleil, Chris Marker
Puerto Rico U.S. District Court, PROMESA Protest, 2016.
Mothers’ Day, Vunidongoloa, Fiji, 2019
UN Secretary General for @time ・・・ United Nations Secretary-General @antonioguterres off the coast of Tuvalu, one of the world's most vulnerable countries, in May. Facing a rise in global sea levels, a collection of these states—from Fiji to the Marshall Islands, the Maldives to the Bahamas—has launched an international campaign to save themselves and raise awareness of the perils of #climatechange. Against all odds, writes Justin Worland, it has been a remarkable success. Last month, leaders from across the Pacific gathered in Fiji to plot their next big step: coordinating a push to make developed countries commit to aggressive new targets for reducing their emissions at a #climate summit to be convened by the @unitednations in New York this fall. Guterres, who was photographed during a tour of the region, is working to position the tiny island nations not just as the political center of the debate, but as its moral center, too. Their success offers a broader lesson: no one nation can solve a problem as complex as this alone, but together bands of nations can make a difference. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @cgregoryphoto for TIME
The U.S. and Mexico Border; Ciudad Juárez, 2019
Album art for @cabralu ‘s upcoming album Almadura dropping May 10th. Gracias al crew MVP (tags) por realizarlo!
José Bienvenido Guzmán, known as Chito, who was so obsessed with the inheritance that in the early 1990s he sold a restaurant he owned in Upper Manhattan, moved to the D.R., and traveled the country searching for records that would prove the family’s claim. The obsession cost Chito his marriage and most of his money, but he’d documented his ancestry well enough that Peña felt the Guzmáns had a chance with the Swiss. Full story in @businessweek
Another favorite from my story on my @businessweek story on a fabled lost treasure of Dominican gold.
Rice Farmer near Rumzeight Village, Guyana, 2018
Milly, Yabucoa, 2016
Warmer days on 5th Ave. Puerto Rican Day Parade, 2015 #nostalgiadiasporica #boricua
Parika, Guyana 2018 #jahbless
Legendary minimalist painter Frank Stella for NYT in front of Jules Olitski, "Hot Ticket" 1964; Kenneth Noland, "Arrow" 1959; and Dennis Ashbaugh, "Back from Nightmare" 1982
“I’m not scared to show my face,” she said, speaking in Spanish. “I am not speaking for me, I’m speaking on behalf of millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the United States.” Victorina Morales will be attending the State of the Union after coming out as an undocumented worker on Trump’s NJ golf course estate. Shot for @nytimes
Barrio Vietnam for @nytimes "Complying with regulations that require elevating houses, employing licensed contractors, providing wheelchair access and using only certain materials can be just too costly for many Puerto Ricans — more costly than the value of their homes. This means hundreds of thousands living in barrios like Vietnam will not get assistance." -- "Unfortunately, anyone who knows about rising construction costs, the island’s crippled bureaucracy and its legacy of failed projects, and the federal government’s looming deadlines for spending reconstruction money also knows that the only things that may actually end up getting built are sprawling, quasi-suburban projects on cheap, shovel-ready agricultural land, uncoordinated with services and transit. And also a bunch of luxury hotels and condo towers on the coast." -- "..Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz, former president of the Puerto Rico Builders Association... 'People don’t just need houses. They need communities. The hurricane proved this. 'It was the communities not FEMA,' he added, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, “that saved most people.'"
Puerto Diablo, Vieques 2019
Last rays of 2018 setting over the pacific.
Tulio the grave-keeper from Utuado made it into @time magazine’s Best Portraits of 2018. Check out the list, some amazing images.
Trump’s immigrant employees for @nytimes check out the story online and in print today.
”La Habana era una ciudad desnuda y las consignas y los héroes pintados lucían rústicos e ingenuos como los tatuajes hechos a mano en los brazos y las espalda de un preso. La pintura de los mismos casi siempre era reciente y en muchos casos hasta fresca, aunque se notaba en las líneas que el diseño era viejo y que la brocha sólo había venido a retocarlo.” - la novela nueva de @ritaindianaisback menjunje 🔥 para el invierno. 📷 Cuba, 2017