Author: Natasha Pizzey


PRODUCER: Jamil Sunsin is the only person in his family born in the U.S. His parents and sister came from Honduras and lived in the U.S. for a decade before Jamil’s father was arrested for being undocumented. The entire family was forced to return to Honduras, a country wracked with violence. After a knife attack, Jamil is traumatized, and becomes…

‘My heart tells me he will be alive’ – BBC


  • Production, filming, editing.

In Mexico City, many families are still awaiting news of loved ones missing after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake on 19 September.

One office block in central Mexico City – Alvaro Obregon 286 – is the deadliest site, with more than 35 bodies recovered and more still missing.

Families are camping out nearby as dozens of rescuers search the rubble.

The BBC spent three days with the family of 26-year-old Adrian Moreno, who had recently started working in the building.


Here is a collection of some photos I’ve taken over the past few years. 





A woman is overcome by emotion while celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe day in Mexico City (2016). Pilgrims come from all over the country – often by foot – to the Basilica de Guadalupe in the capital.










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Couples dance to pounding ‘technobrega’ – a music based on ripped-off pop songs that’s become extremely popular in Northern Brazil.

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A migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, filled with Haitian migrants waiting to cross into the US.





A Guatemalan girl clings to her mother’s leg at a migrant shelter in Mexico while waiting to find out if they can continue their journey towards the US.

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Families watch and wait for news of missing loved ones by a building that collapsed in Mexico City’s 2017 earthquake.