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Nanna Krueztmann January 7, 2009

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Mexico.

Oaxaca, Mexico

Nanna kreutzmann (born 1975) is a Danish photojournalist who graduated from the Danish School of Journalism 2007. She took up photography during her Bachelor degree in art history. As a freelance photographer her work has been published in various magazines and in most major Danish newspapers. Nanna is also working on long-term projects and exhibitions.

About the Photograph:

“Vicente is four years old and lives in a rural area in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is a part of my reportage about the human consequences of migration- for those left behind in Mexico. It is said that between 11 and 12 million Mexicans are working in the USA and every year around 400.000 Mexicans are leaving their homes and heading north to the United States searching for work. Vicente is from a family of seven children, so poor that they cannot afford for a family member to cross the border to the USA. They live in extreme poverty. Most of the men who leave are hoping for a job so they can send money home. Women and children are left up to several years  alone and risk losing their husbands, who may choose to stay in  the USA or disappear in the desert crossing the boarder. The Mexicans have a saying; Poor Mexico, So far from God, so close to USA.”


1. patty - January 28, 2009

I love this!! It is very moving. As a photojournalist, black and white is still my favorite choice for expression (though working for a paper, I don’t get much time to express that favoritism.)

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