|Dates: ||1968, 23 December - |
|Born: ||Puerto Rico, Guayama, Pozo Hond|
Social documentary photographer whose work follows in the tradition of "concerned photography" espoused by Cornell Capa. He photographs in less developed parts of the world and records with dignity the people who live in disadvantaged situations or poverty in the slums of Mumbai. Coming from a poor background in Puerto Rico his work reflects his origins and this social concern is demonstrated by the foundation of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography (2009) to support the work of like-minded photographers.
The irony about my photography is that making these pictures constantly reminds me of my past. But life continues without regard for my own struggles growing up. It is for this reason that today I make these pictures to lend the voice I have been given to those who like me then, are still living in poverty today.
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