Rich-Joseph Facun (b.1972) is a Mexican-Indian (Otomi) and Filipino documentary folk photographer. His work aims to offer an authentic look into endangered, bygone, and fringe cultures—those transitions in time where places fade but people persist.
The exploration of place, community and cultural identity present themselves as a common denominator in both his life and photographic endeavors.
By day, he earns his keep working in the communications industry and by night, he tends to his homestead in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southeast Ohio.
Before finding “home,” Facun roamed the globe for 15 years working as a photojournalist. During that time he was sent on assignment to over a dozen countries, and for three of those years he was based in the United Arab Emirates.
Today, like most days, he is equally happy shooting photos for clients, riding his skateboard at the local backyard pool, or eating veggie enchiladas with the wife and kids.