Killing for Survival
The cycle repeats among fishing villages all over the world. My intention with this story is to document the complex relationship between traditions and economic pressures faced by Mexican fishing families and the critically endangered species they exploit.
The story takes place in Isla Mujeres, where children learn the ancient fishing techniques as their way of life; once solely a fishing village, fishing has been displaced by tourism as the main economic activity. This activity does not include fishermen and has marginalized them even more; these children's options are minimal. Soon they will need to push their luck and limits to greater risky depths and indiscriminately kill critically endangered species