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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

EVERY DAY, hundreds — even thousands — of Central American migrants make their way north towards the United States. Hermanos en el Camino is a nonprofit organization located in Ciudad Ixtepec, Oaxaca, that advocates for migrants’ rights and provides shelter and a place to rest before the travel ahead via train. Each individual has a unique and unimaginable story, many horrifying and heartbreaking. At the Hermanos en el Camino shelter, they regain their strength and prepare for the fiercely difficult journey ahead.

[Note: The names have been changed for their protection.]

Human Rights


 

About The Author

Nikhol Esterás Roberts

Nikhol is a photographer based out of Oaxaca, Mexico, where she documents themes related to social justice and human rights. Combining her passion for visual storytelling with social justice, she has been documenting many aspects of life in Mexico since 2010, often in collaboration with grassroots nonprofits working in impoverished regions of the country.

  • Rocky Blue

    Amazing job Nikhol! I really enjoyed reading about these brave people, great pictures as well.

    • Nikhol Esterás Roberts

      Thank you, Rocky! Glad to know they were well received, and agreed, without a doubt extraordinarily courageous human beings. Saludos

    • Nikhol Esterás Photography

      Thank you, Rocky! Glad to know they were well received, and agreed, without a doubt extraordinarily courageous human beings. Saludos

  • Danny Venegas

    Great work, keep it up.

    • Nikhol Esterás Roberts

      Thanks Danny!

    • Nikhol Esterás Photography

      Thanks Danny!

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