Dominic Bracco II specializes in documenting the effects of Mexican and North American policies on the border region where he was raised.
At the height of the Mexican Drug War, Dominic began working in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on his project “Life and Death in The Northern Pass,” which chronicles the lives of Mexico’s free-trade-generation. While his focus is on the United States and Mexico border, Dominic has also covered issues such as desertification in Kazakhstan, gang violence in Washington D.C., green energy corruption in Oaxaca, integration of health services for HIV positive people living in East Africa, and dislocated indigenous populations along the Amazon River.
Dominic's work has been recognized with a W. Eugene Smith Fellowship, a Chris Hondros Fund grant, a Pulitzer Center grant, and the Tim Hetherington Memorial Award. Dominic was also a finalist for the Alexia Foundation Professional Grant and the Emerging Photographer Fund. In 2012 PDN Magazine named Dominic one of the year's 30 up-and-coming photographers to watch.
Dominic has degrees in journalism and Spanish literature from the University of Texas at Arlington where a 30-print exhibition of his work was held in the Center for Southwestern Studies. Past clients include The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. His work has been screened and exhibited at educational institutions including George Washington University, the University of San Diego, Davidson College, and Harvard University. Dominic is also a founding member of the collective Prime. He is based in Mexico City.