Otro fantástico editorial fotográfico de nuestro apreciado Ricardo Muñiz para Coquichulo Images. Con el atractivo y el erotismo de James Cancel, en esta historia titulada “A Hungarian Boy from Youngstown” La historia de miles de inmigrantes húngaros ( junto a otros inmigrantes del Este de Europa, italianos, irlandeses o puertorriqueros) que fueron a trabajar a Estados Unidos ( a las factorías de acero de Ohio, en concreto), en un tributo a toda esa gente que dejó su impronta y su cultura en ese inmenso país. Con la belleza de James Cancel -de origen húngaro- con moda de aussieBum, Gam & Gam y Xuba.
Según el propio autor: The name of this story is A Hungarian Boy from Youngstown. The logo I created is a modern rendition of the old Youngstown Sheet and Tube logo, the steel mill for which Youngstown, Ohio, was famous and the steel mill that drew hundreds of thousands of immigrants to Ohio to work in the sweatshops and steel factories.
For nearly 75 years, that factory provided work to immigrants from all over Eastern Europe, the Irish, the Italian and Puerto Ricans from the Caribbean. In the mid-70s, Youngstown Sheet and Tube closed and the Youngstown economy was devastated. Within 20 years, the city had lost over half of its population and had nearly gone bankrupt. For a time in the 90s, Youngstown’s major trade was drugs and it was the murder capital in the United States.
Now, art galleries have begun to spring up in abandoned buildings and a beer company has set up shop in the old railroad station. Slowly but surely, the City of Youngstown is trying to be reborn.
James Cancel, the model, is the son of immigrant parents from Hungary who came to Youngstown because others from their family had come before them. Little did they know the city was nearly dead when they got there. This editorial is a tribute to James and his Hungarian and Romanian roots and to all immigrants who have sacrificed their lives in 12- to 16-hour shifts in factories in order to provide their children with a better life.