Promotional postcards, 2014.
The Portland Mercado is an economic community development project of Hacienda CDC that aims to provide a space for Latino business men and women of Portland, Oregon. Since day one, this inspiring grassroots organization has integrated the local micro-business owners in the decision-making stages of the vision of the market.
During the construction stage of the Mercado, the development team and business owners aspire to evoke an experience similar to a trip to Latin America in the Portland Mercado. This vision informed my choice of focusing on the strong photography and highlighting joyful spirit of the business owners in the photos.