Photo by @erintrieb
/ On Election Day I set up a portrait studio outside a polling station in Houston, Texas, where I asked voters if I could photograph them. It was a heart-warming experience to hear in their own words—and some were first-time voters— what it meant to exercise their 15th Amendment right.
Maria Pequeno, left, from Mexico, and Basma Abel, right, from Morocco, pose outside the @nrgpark
polling station in Houston, on November 3. Says Basma: “Voting is just doing the right thing. We’re both immigrants, and a lot of times our voices aren’t heard, so we’re trying to change that.” Maria adds: “In our case, we’re minorities, and in our culture not everyone knows that it’s important for them to vote and that their vote counts. We want to show our family and friends that if we can do it, they can do it. Everyone’s voice is important here.”
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