In January 2019, I participated in the photojournalism study abroad program at the University of Maryland. We spent two weeks in Oaxaca, Mexico. The state of Oaxaca is one of the three poorest in Mexico. But they were not poor in spirit! Experiencing their culture through my lens was definitely a challenge for me considering not only the language barrier, but understanding that I was coming from a place of privilege. While there, we wrote some blog posts that you can check out here. While there, we visited the markets and got to photograph two host families for three days each.
At the markets