Enanitos Toreros

Enanitos Toreros

Enanitos Toreros

By Livia Corona


For 10 years, artist Livia Corona Benjamin documented the Enanitos Toreros, troupes of little people performing as bullfighters. She toured and lived with them throughout rural Mexico and migrant farming communities in the US, often traveling with 12 to 14 people in a single van. Upon meeting a female bullfighter, Corona was invited to join their tour as their photographer, in exchange for promotional images. Attracted to their life and determination, a friendship developed between Corona and the bullfighters, who narrated their frank opinions on their lives and profession. The images share an intimate, parallel gaze between Corona and the individuals she photographed, and present a tough and arresting defiance that contests the assumptions towards a community often bound by stereotype.

Signed by the author. Text in English and Spanish. 

Published by Livia Corona in 2008

9" x 11", Offset printed, Sewn bound hardcover

Brooklyn, NY