My primary job as a pediatrician has always been how to keep kids safe and healthy. The more I travel to less developed countries, the more I realize these 2 adjectives may not always coincide. These children roam and play with a sense of carefree fearlessness. They play with the most simple of objects but their imaginations run wild. These images remind me of the magical qualities of being a kid. Hence the project was born "Cómo juegan los niños"
I have been photographing as long as I have been a pediatrician. What I love about both professions is the opportunity to witness the spectrum of people's lives, to be part of their happiest and saddest moments.. to connect. I've had the privilege to be mentored by the likes of Ernesto Bazan, taken workshops with Keith Carter, Susan Burnstine, Mary Ellen Mark, and Stella Johnson. I hope you will enjoy these photos as much as I have had making them.