In Mexico, one in 10 women is employed in domestic work. The workforce in this sector is the second largest in Latin America after Brazil.
Families earning a medium income and above typically have at least one domestic worker in their home one or more days each week. These women straddle two worlds: one of wealth and at times excess, and the other of modesty, a function of limited means.Very few employers have or will ever see their employees' homes.
This project is about these women, their vital role in countless homes across Mexico, and the disparities between the worlds they traverse.The visual language of photography has the potential to dimensionalize and create empathy toward them.Presenting them as both workers and unique individuals, with hopes and aspirations like anyone else.
The structures of economic opportunity may have favored some individuals more than others, despite this, we can see ourselves reflected in others.