Documentary photographer Veronica Gabriela Cárdenas has created a series that depicts Mexican immigrants performing their day-to-day tasks while wearing masks of the man who wants them deported.
Veronica’s intention is to humanise the immigrant experience and portray their ordeal from a different perspective. She decided to put Trump masks on the participants to protect their identities and to add an extra layer of symbolism and meaning to the portraits.
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As she states on her official website: “Fear and uncertainty, the most prominent feelings that undocumented immigrants are filled with after Donald J. Trump was elected as president of the United States, making him the most powerful man on Earth.
“The unprecedented President’s bold promises regarding immigration and the border wall have left undocumented immigrants’ vulnerability exposed. To him and his supporters, this group of individuals is usually solely seen as having one face, without considering their individuality.”
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