Local photographer Niki Camerin collaborated with the middle school class at Crescent Montessori School to capture images and stories from community members in the Springs neighborhood north of Sonoma. The project was underwritten by a Creative Sonoma Pop Up Grant.
Camerin said she was inspired to undertake the project by a desire to show appreciation for a community she respects and admires.
"I wanted to portray who the people behind the 'Mexican Immigrant' label really are and learn about their culture, their journey into this country and their everyday lives," said Camerin. "The workers I know are needed and hired by local businesses that couldn't operate without them. On top of that, there are so many Mexican family-owned businesses in town that are successful and thriving, and very little is said about them."
For more about the exhibit, visit lanuestragente.com.