Roberto Armocida

Photography

The Miners


The harsh living and working conditions of the miners in northern Mexico, near the border with the United States. 

Living and dying as a miner, in clandestine coal mines where black gold is excavated with bare hands, for a fistful of dollars a day.

1990/2019 © 

Roberto Armocida

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The Narco War

(Mexican Special Forces)


Among the special forces of the Mexican Navy and Army, trained to fight the war against drug cartels, in one of the most violent countries in the world. Young soldiers, chosen and elite troops, in war against the military power of the narcos.

1990/2019 © 

Roberto Armocida

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The Wall 

(Mexico-US Border Line)


The border line between the United States and Mexico. An endless barrier of metal, barbed wire and metal mesh, which separates the dream from the dramatic reality of those seeking to escape poverty and violence.

1990/2019 © 

Roberto Armocida

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To Believe


Belief is a necessity of the human being throughout its evolution. To believe in seeking answers to the mysteries and pains of existence, to ask for help and protection. Believing in the supernatural, through gestures, rituals, icons. Believing in the Virgin Mary or in Saint Judah, protector of impossible causes. Believing in the Holy Death, an extreme cult.  Different figures, but the same necessity: to believe.

1990/2019 © 

Roberto Armocida

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Los Migrantes

(Migrants)


Young Central Americans wait for the freight train, known as "The Beast", which will take them to the border between Mexico and the United States, hoping to cross the border illegally. Dreams and hopes, lying between the tracks, between the dust and the alms of those who approach and offer something.

1990/2019 © 

Roberto Armocida

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The Damned


In Tijuana, a border town between Mexico and the United States, hundreds of migrants live in inhumane conditions, camped amid waste and discharges, often linked to crime and drug trafficking, a few meters from the border wall. Condemned to remain in a kind of no man's land, without the possibility of crossing the border, or going back. The damned of our time, in hell on earth.

1990/2019 © 

Roberto Armocida

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Los Jornaleros

(The Farm Workers Faith)


The conditions of life at the edge of slavery and the total poverty of the seasonal farmers of Baja California. 

where sweat, dignity and the rights of workers are consumed between sweat, suffering and strawberry fields. A struggle for a fair wage, for the right to health, for worthy and humane living conditions. Strawberry fields are not only a beautiful Beatles song.

1990/2019 © 

Roberto Armocida

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Santa Maria

(The Farm Workers Life)


The living conditions of the 'Jornaleros', seasonal farmers in the San Quintin area, Baja California, Mexico. The Santa Maria community lives close to the intensive cultivation of strawberries and other agricultural products, mainly exported to the United States. The community lives on the edge of absolute poverty because of low wages and the seasonal exploitation of labor.1990/2019 © 

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Albanians


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The Prison


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Kumiai


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Pandilleros

(The Gang)


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The Circus


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Childrens Hospital


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Dia de Muertos


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