For this project I started with the idea of immigration and at first I wasn’t sure how I could capture it or what exactly I wanted to capture. As I started taking pictures I wanted to look for things that showed how the immigrant be oppressed, I wanted to capture how their working conditions are and how struggle financially which I did in two photos. But, as I began taking more pictures I wanted to focus more on how society views an immigrant, how they are seen through the eyes of others, and how the people who came to this country want to be treated. I incorporated religion because from experience I know they have a lot of faith and a positive mind that things will get better. I tired using the rule of thirds fro most of the pictures and a black and white filter to put more attention into the subject. I chose this subject matter because it is something that is going on right now and its affecting me in a personal way. I chose to make these pictures look like they were taken through a documentary lens because the meaning is then more powerful and it shows that this is something that has been going on for a long time.
My intention for someone who sees these pictures is for them to hopefully take away that immigrants are people. They shouldn’t be treated differently and they should not be belittled by people because they can do the same things they can. Hopefully people will careful of what they say about immigrants and try not to silence their words.