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La Pulga

La Pulga

San Antonio, Texas
2016

La Pulga is photo series that centers working class Latina/o communities of San Antonio, Texas through various portraits and environmental photographs. Pulgas, flea markets, mercados, tangius, and swap meets are safe spaces for families, centers of labor, and cultural hubs — spaces of social engagement, performance and community cultivation. These photographs center people that shape the cultural foundation of San Antonio, in the plugas that exist on the edges of the city.

I rented a unit for $35 at the Poteet Flea Mart and set up a studio to make portraits of people that visit and work at the pulga.