About the Photographer

Pacheco, Juan

Juan Pacheco deals with the issue of race, and often racism, connected to immigration, something at the center of national debate in the United States. He states: “As a man of color, one is often reacted to as a threat within the mainstream community. Consequently, my work is concerned with perception and how racial stereotypes are processed using the photographic image.” His series of portraits are partially masked, suggesting the ignorance at the core of racism.