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By Hank Baker • January 19, 2024

In the January 2024 issue of The Sun Hank Baker’s photo essay, “La Diáspora,” recounts his time living in the Costa Chica, a coastal region in Mexico that is home to the greatest number of Black Mexicans in the country. Here are additional photos that Hank shared of the people he met during his time there.

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Erick and Maritza swim in a lagoon outside of Collantes, Oaxaca. Erick is looking at the camera while Maritza has her eyes closed as she holds Erick from behind with her arms around his neck.

Erick and Maritza swimming in a lagoon outside of Collantes, Oaxaca.
© Hank Baker

 

Nadia Cortés has her back to the camera as she watches a volleyball match.

Nadia Cortés watches a volleyball match.
© Hank Baker

 

Lizbeth Cisneros, her son, Zahir, and her sister Maritza, at Lizbeth’s house in Santa María Chicometepec, Oaxaca. Lizbeth is seated on a half wall on a porch as she smiles at Maritza who is holding Zahir in her arms.

Lizbeth Cisneros (left), her son, Zahir, and her sister Maritza, at Lizbeth’s house in Santa María Chicometepec, Oaxaca.
© Hank Baker

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