In the early 1930s, American photographer Paul Strand spent several summers in Mexico, gathering images of men and women who worked the rough land and of their children. He found the young niño on this month's cover of the Archives in the south central Mexican town of Uruapan. Yet, the boy who posed for Strand's photographic portrait might never have lived at all had it not been for a bold humanitarian mission a century earlier in which 22 children about his age had played a vital role.
Koepsell TD. Paul Strand (1890-1976)Boy, Uruapan, 1933. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(9):826. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.9.826