An ordinary afternoon along an ordinary sidewalk somewhere on Eje Central, Centro Historico in Mexico City.Read More
En movimiento sobre Eje Central, Centro Historico - Ciudad de Mexico.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.
Trabajador municipal en la Delegación Coyoacán - Ciudad de México.Read More
Young couples in love in Mexico City's downtown.Read More
A not too unusual seen one evening in Iztapalapa, Mexico City.Read More
Wide angle shooting from the street floor in Mexico City's downtown.Read More
Making a living in Coyoacan, Mexico City.
Street labor in Mexico City.Read More
While observing a cleaning ritual in downtown, Mexico City.Read More
Young lady crossing Lazaro Cardenas in Historic Center, Mexico City - Mexico.Read More
This couple kissing on the street proves they have no shame --not that they should be-- over their expression of emotion towards each other. Yet as a a photographer capturing such moments I cannot help but sometimes wonder if the public nature of the act gives me any right to photograph it. The "guilt" loses its traction as I rest on why I took the image. As time runs along a single direction, this moment simply celebrates a solitary event in the human history shared between these two souls.
Seen on Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas, Centro Historico, Mexico City.Read More
Back in 2006 you could still run into photographers in some parts of Mexico City who made a living making images of folks in "touristy" areas. The ubiquity of digital sent most of them into early retirement.
Seen in Parque De Los Venados, Mexico City circa 2007. The quotes on the cardboard read: "I am afraid of losing my job and being broke "; I am afraid of not finding a partner and having no children"; "I am afraid that if my father dies I will have to face life alone."
Shamanismo en el Zocalo del D.F.Read More
While on one of my usual Saturday walks in downtown, Mexico City.Read More