Mexicans in New York: Sharing Traditions and Turning Points

06/15/2016 The New York Times
nyThe decisive moment for Irma Bohórquez-Geisler came on Christmas Eve: Go home and make holiday punch or go out to take pictures?

You know what she chose.

Ms. Bohórquez-Geisler had been documenting Staten Island’s Mexican community since the early 2000s, and she knew she had to take advantage of any chance she had to photograph scenes of daily life. Being Mexican herself, she knew what was up when she spotted four girls at a local store buying ingredients for tamales. Wasting no time, she asked if she could make pictures while they made tamales.

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