Felix Marquez

Back to the ranch
Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Félix Márquez is an independent photographer and visual journalist based in Mexico. Márquez has specialized in covering the war against drug trafficking in Mexico, migration, human rights and childhood in Latin America.... MORE
Public Story
Back to the ranch
Copyright Felix Marquez 2024
Updated Jul 2020
Topics Borders, Capitalism, Civil Rights, Community, Conceptual, Documentary, Dreams, Editorial, Essays, Family, Freedom, Globalization, Human Rights, Immigration, Latin America, Migration, Mixed Medium, Parenting & Family, Photography, Photojournalism, ranch, Teens, Youth
Yovany Diaz Tolentino, 27, a former dreamer, arrived in the United States when he was 5 months old with her mother, who was looking for better financial opportunities, a better job and a good life. From a young age Yovany has worked with various organizations of undocumented youth who support the migrant community.

After two decades he was repatriated to the ranch where he was born, located in the Huasteca Potosina of Mexico, and has suffered a cultural and social shock after living most of his life in American territory.

Díaz lives his day by day trying to understand the daily life of the ranch, live with animals, get used to agriculture, the harvest of tangerines, the violence of the war against drugs and travel through dirt roads between the mountains.

For Yovany, return to his place of origin is to be reborn, however, the complexity of adaptation makes him face several personality problems.
LinkedIn Icon Facebook Icon Twitter Icon

Also by Felix Marquez —


Iranian protest in The Hague

Felix Marquez / The Hague, Netherlands

Iranian protest in Amsterdam

Felix Marquez / Amsterdam, Netherlands

Study at home, living in the one percent of Mexico

Felix Marquez / laguna de alvarado

Two visions of Mexican coffee

Felix Marquez / Ixhuatlán del café


Felix Marquez / Veracruz

Justice for Alexander, police kill young soccer player

Felix Marquez / Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa

Witness of Violence

Felix Marquez / Veracruz

Pain of the sea

Felix Marquez / Chiloe
Back to the ranch by Felix Marquez
Sign-up for
For more access