Miguel “M.i.G.” Martinez is Shining a Light on Latinx Communities

When he was ten, Martinez’s parents made the decision to relocate the family to the U.S. in the hopes of introducing their son to a world of opportunities. They arrived in Charlottesville, Virginia in the ‘90s. “As soon as we crossed the border, immigration became part of my life, whether I wanted it to be or not,” Martinez told me over the phone. Subconsciously, he began to use his gift of storytelling and documenting to help his parents feel at home.

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Alyssa Klein