Ester grew up in a farm near Barcelona. After she took some photography classes there, in 2008 she moved to the United States and graduated from the “Documentary Photography and Photojournalism“ program at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Her work has been exhibited at photo festivals, institutions and museums in Spain, France, Hungary and New York City. Ester has received “Ciudad de Gijón” scholarship and has been selected as Emerging Talent 2011 by Getty Reportage.
Ester has been collaborating for the Human Rights Organizations such as American Friends Service Committee, Wind of the Spirit and Neighborworks.
Her work has been shown on TV3, the public Catalan television channel, the book Nuevas Miradas and has published her work at Periódico Diagonal, Feature Shoot, Daily Mail, CNN Photos and New York Times, among others.
Ester currently lives and works in New York City.
Along the Hudson River, in the New Jersey side, there is a community that lives on a cliff. Despite the temperatures of the winter, there are about 25 people living there, doubling in the warmer seasons.
- - Pictures taken with TRI-X400 film pushed to 1600ISO - year: 2009 to 2011. - -
Thousands of families have been separated by deportation in the last years. Courts in the United States have been extremely reluctant to rely on international human rights law to overturn deportation decisions, even when family relationships are very strong and compelling. Regrettably no attention is paid to the large number of children who end up alone as a result of deported immigrants.
Jocelyn and her five siblings is one of these families.
- - pictures taken on June 29th and 30th, 2010. - -
Simona and Petr Mlčochová are the parents of nine children. About twenty years ago, they walked away from today's social and economic system. Believing that the family should remain together and in contact with nature, they bought a camper and created a life largely outside of society.
They spend most part of the year in the South of Spain, returning to Maleč in Czech Republic at summer time. Dora, the eldest daughter is the first member that has left the family. She has had her first child with Jaroslav, a farmer from Strasín, a village near Maleč.
Confident in their life choices, Mlčochová family is an example of how the boundaries of what we know as a society can expand to create a more flexible understanding of civilization.
- - Pictures taken in the South of Spain and Czech Republic. - -