Nahira Montcourt

Photojournalist | Documentary Photographer
   
Dominican mothers in Puerto Rico face the pandemic from the shadow
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Puertorican
Biography: Nahira Montcourt is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a documentary photographer and photojournalist. Her work is centered on documenting protests, local politics, and natural disasters.  Her photos have been published in the main media... MORE
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Dominican mothers in Puerto Rico face the pandemic from the shadow
Copyright Nahira Montcourt 2023
Updated Dec 2020
Location Puerto Rico
Topics Abuse, Adolescence, Children, Community, Discrimination, Documentary, Education, Essays, Health/Healing, Human Rights, Immigration, Latin America, Media, Migration, Motherhood, Pandemics, Photography, Photojournalism, Poverty, Racism, Violence, Womens Rights
"The lack of public policy on immigration issues in Puerto Rico has caused Dominican mothers and their children to face needs that are multiplying with the emergence of the coronavirus. This is reflected in fewer employment opportunities, delays in their immigration processes, and families unable to access essential services, such as education and health care for their children."
My most recent work for the Center for Investigative Journalism with José M. Encarnación Martínez.


You can read the history in Spanish the link below
Madres dominicanas en Puerto Rico enfrentan la pandemia “desde la sombra” - Centro de Periodismo Investigativo
La falta de una política pública sobre asuntos de inmigración en Puerto Rico ha provocado que las madres dominicanas y sus hijos enfrenten necesidades que se multiplican con la emergencia del coronavirus. Esto se refleja en menos oportunidades de...
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