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Photographer Christian Rodríguez (@christian_foto) has his #EyesOn the faces of Latin America. “For me, it’s very important to work close to my own reality,” the documentary photographer from Uruguay explains. Christian strives to portray social issues as they are experienced, and his ability to relate is essential. “Even with a hard life, in Latin America, people try to keep smiling,” he says. “The faces tell so many stories.” Inspired by magical realism — a literary tradition that blends fact and fantasy — Christian seeks bold, bright colors. This adds a slightly mystical element which represents the pride he feels for his culture. “I think that people in Latin America have a lot of imagination for finding solutions to their problems.”