• Carina Yepez

Tirso Yepéz

Updated: Sep 30, 2018

His family was separated at the age of 16. His energy and love for his work are captured. He was raised by a matriarch, and his brother. He arrived to the United States as a agricultural laborer. He worked the fields in the Southwest; tomatoes, cotton, lettuce, strawberries. Setting up his own foundation he married and started a family leaving them on the Mexican side of the U.S. border. He sent letters to his wife and children and his earnings were being stolen in the delivery, only the letters would arrive. Struggling with the corruption, he made his way to the industrial Midwest to shape the opportunity for his family in Mexico. His callused hands his strong heart, his deep soul and resilient mind, at 90 years old, he crops the land with tenderness.