Family & Community Archives

Hidden Faces of the Pandemic

Listening to drug users’ experiences inspired Valverde to undertake this creative project, "Hidden Faces of the Pandemic", which involves photo and audio documentation of the daily lives of unhoused drug users on the border, with emphasis on their identity, dignity, and human rights.

About the Artist

Bianca Valverde is a social scientist, feminist activist, and PhD candidate in the field of research studies in health and society at El Colegio de Sonora in Nogales, Sonora. Through her work with the non-governmental organization Verter, AC, Valverde supports harm reduction with individuals who use drugs through activities such as exchanging new syringes, rapid test for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C, and counseling.