Exit to Francisco I. Madero in Mexico City's downtown.Read More
En movimiento sobre Eje Central, Centro Historico - Ciudad de Mexico.Read More
Entertainiment for the masses along Av. Francisco I. Madero, Centro Historico - Mexico City.Read More
Agotada. Calzada de Tlalpan, Ciudad de Mèxico.Read More
A woman reaches for a sweater donated by the public in Mexico City. A group of journalists and photojournalists kicked off a campaign this winter labeled with the Twitter hashtag #SinFrioDF to get folks to donate clothing to those in need.
I get asked these days by friends and family abroad about how Mexico is doing. Almost immediately an image of former President Carlos Salinas on the cover of Time Magazine in 1993 with the headline "Mexico Is Looking Up" flickers across my mind followed by the rest of significant events since then. Indeed, in spite of the economic turmoil that ensued in December of 1994 as the Mexican peso plunged things did take a turn for the better shortly thereafter. The party lasted a while as NAFTA began to take root and the world economy boomed. Mexico could have used this period of growth to diversify its economy, but didn't and the opportunity was ignored at a hefty price: its future.
Today Mexico is struggling to stay on its two feet as it fights destructive gusts from internal and external whirlwinds. Dreams of one day joining a dwindling middle class are being crushed as poverty rises in a country where approximately 50% of the population already faces extreme economic hardship and reduced life chances. Inflation on some basics suffered significant increase according to some figures released at the start of the year while the current administration lives in denial of both the rise in deaths from the drug war as of 2014 and the impact of the commodity and currency crisis on the nation's economy. Just to think where things could be taken if the people who could make a difference were concerned with being transparent about the issues. Recognizing a problem brings you that much closer to fixing it, if it's not too late of course.
Downtown Mexico City looking towards one of Mexico City's most iconic landmarks.Read More
Circa 2009 Av. Juarez, Centro Historico - Mexico City.Read More
Young couples in love in Mexico City's downtown.Read More
From this weekend while roaming downtown, Mexico City. A cliché moment, perhaps, but nonetheless meaningful to human experience. Margaret Meade once stated that "one of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night." It's so true, so descriptive --in part-- of the human condition.Read More
Chasing light and shadows in Mexico City's historic downtown area. A lot has changed since I first came to know this area. I worked here for five years. Though I don't commute into the area everyday as I did then, much of my photography is executed in this very exciting niche of this vast urban space.
Sanitation worker chugs along Cafetales Ave. in the Coyoacan municipality of Mexico City.Read More
Family waiting for public transport one late evening somewhere in Coyoacan, Mexico City.Read More
Mexican military police at Mexico City's commemoration of the 30-year anniversary of the 1985 earthquake.
Improvised hazard warning.Read More
Afternoon at Grand Central Station in New York City.Read More
One of my initial images circa 2006. I had asked him to pose for the shot; instead, he began to blow into the crucible. When I first came to Mexico, and until recently, you could find these shaman all over the city's largest municipal square -- El Zocalo. I speculate a recent policy move by the federal district authorities has kept them from operating in the area; It has been a while since I've witnessed any shaman executing their alternate medicinal practices at the Zocalo. Instead they have been dispersed to other parts of the downtown area and in dwindling numbers.