Our Street Scene 2021 photo contest is now underway.
Last year, we received an impressive number of outstanding submissions, so we’re excited to see this year’s entries. You can check out last year’s finalist images in the slideshow below, and see the winners here.
This year’s contest, presented by Digital Photo and Imaging Resource, is open now through July 22, 2021.
Enter today for your chance to have your photography recognized and win exciting prizes including cash and photo gear.
This photo was taken on September 22, 2018, on the Mexican side of the border by the Santa Teresa port of entry just west of Juárez, Mexico. The man and his son are Mixteca Indians and part of a large group that migrated north from a very poor rural area of the state of Oaxaca to Juárez. They make a living by playing for tips and hoping that the people in the cars waiting to cross the border into the US will be generous. Up until the pandemic, I would cross here at least once a month to document and help several humanitarian groups in Mexico and I would always have items for Mixtecas like these two—usually used clothing that they could use themselves or sell. It is a very harsh life for them.