After New York-based photographer Omar Robles heard Donald Trump’s words that “when Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he was so shocked, he decided to prove Trump wrong. With the support of Fujifilm, he packed his things and went straight to Mexico City to show the true beauty of Mexico and its people.
“Art inherently is a instrument of expression,” Omar told Mashable. “Thus, in times when voices are at risk of being silenced, it’s more important than ever to use every tool at our disposal to make ourselves heard,” he explained. “The rhetoric that permeates our times is sadly about division and segregation,” Omar wrote in his blog post. “The warmth with which the people of Mexico received me and the dancers as we shot along the streets truly inspired me.”
During his 13-day trip in October, Omar photographed many talented local dancers in Mexico streets and the results are stunning. Scroll down for the pics below!