Rancheros

The Hispanic invasion is coming from within. Marcos Espinoza, 17, who is half Guatemalan and Mexican is born and raised in the U.S. He’s a son of illegal immigrants. He represents a generation of Hispanics, the biggest and youngest minority group in the States currently counting 54 million people (2013). Never before in the history of America has a minority ethnic group made up such a large share of the youth in America. One-in-five schoolchildren are Hispanic and every fourth child born is Hispanic according to Pew Research Center.

The Barrillas and Espinoza families have settled down at a ranch in Bowling Green, Kentucky on the other side of the train tracks. They live like true rancheros – the Latin American version of an American cowboy – and keep their traditions alive.

While living in Bowling Green, Kentucky I met this family and kept coming there on and off for five months. This is my personal project, which I will continue to document in the years to come to try and understand how the Hispanic culture will impact the American society.

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