Javier Vélez displays his artisanal woodwork in at a public market known as Art Walk in Rincón, Puerto Rico. Artisans from Rincón and neighboring towns come every week to sell their wares or crops, since the town gets a lot of tourism. It is common to smell coffee and hear people speaking and enjoying the cheerful atmosphere.
Eric Rodríguez, 11, fishes with his family at the Humacao Nature Reserve in Humacao, Puerto Rico. The land, previously dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane, was designated as a conservation project in 1986.
Eddie Cruz Rodríguez, 59, has been selling “granos,” a fried dish made of ground rice, water, salt, oil and a small piece of cheese, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, for the last 42 years. He inherited the business from his parents, Bartola Rodríguez Santana and Fausto Cruz, who founded a granos factory in 1950.
Participants walk during Relay for Life, which took place in Humacao, Puerto Rico on May 18. Relay for Life is a community event hosted by the American Cancer Society since 1996, and now takes place in over 22 countries. During the event, participants walk or run around a track for 12 or 24 hours to raise money for the organization.
Painter, sculptor and screen print artist Samuel Lind Hernández, 66, works in his art studio in Loíza, Puerto Rico. He stands behind his sculpture of Osain, a deity of wild plants, medicine and healing, according to the Yoruba religion. Lind Hernández’s sculpture represents the culture and tradition of the loiceños, as residents of Loíza are known.