Harvey Castro (he/him) is a photographer and visual artist working on social justice projects related to immigration, inequality, diversity, and climate. He has been documenting social movements within BIPOC communities that narrate resistance and resilience.
As a photographer, immigrant, and person of color, Castro draws inspiration from his lived experience to engage with the people he photographs. This genuine engagement leads him to build relationships that result in candid portraits and intimate scenarios taken in both public and private spaces.
His images often show the inadvertent dramas of everyday life. You see those moments that signify a feeling, thought, or emotion that reflects their condition, the distaste, or joy in their life. Reflected also are the bonds of support and camaraderie within each specific community, bonds that make resistance possible against adversity and exclusion.
Originally from Nicaragua, Castro lives and works in Oakland, California.