Los Ruferos

Ruferos (2012-2013)
Taken from a year-long documentary project, Los Ruferos follows my brother, a roofer by trade, and the immigrant men by his side as they construct luxury homes in neighborhoods of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and outlying areas. Together with its twin project, Odessa, the work is meant to offer insight into the ethnic and cultural dimensions of what blue-collar work might mean in contemporary America, and tenaciously to identify the people at its center.