Héctor Vaca Cruz is a Latino street photographer who has lived in Charlotte since 2008. Born in New York and raised in South Carolina, he is of Ecuadorian and Puerto Rican heritage. As the son of immigrants living in the south,...
Immigrant essential workers have kept our country running, while others have been privileged enough to quarantine during the pandemic. Many, on account of immigration status, have had no other choice but to put their lives on the line and continue working. Yet, they still do not qualify for COVID relief or stimulus benefits. For this series, I am photographing immigrant essential workers, showcasing their work and contributions to our community.