Corner of Bolívar and Chimalpopoca streets in Colonia Obrera where a textile factory collapsed in the September 19 earthquake. 16 people were rescued from the rubble but a further 21 died. Most of the victims were seamstresses including Central American and Taiwanese women. There was some conflict after 3 days of search efforts between authorities... Continue Reading →
If you are interested in regular posts of photographs from the streets of Mexico City and are on facebook, please follow the new page I have created. You can also follow me on instagram. Links below. https://www.facebook.com/mexicocitystreetphotography/?fref=ts https://www.instagram.com/peterwdavies/ Source: MEXICO CITY STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ON FACEBOOK
Below is a translation from the Portuguese of an article from Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo. The article was written by Tatiana Freitas. This is actually my first ever translation from Portuguese, a language that I don´t actually know as such but can largely understand - at least in its written form - because... Continue Reading →
Here is an old shot I took in 2010. La Quebrada de Cafayate is near the town of Cafayate in the northern Argentine province of Salta.
The title I have given to this collection of three photos is straight forward. In the case of the first two, it simply describes their occupation in the informal economy of Mexico City; torta (Mexican sandwich) maker and sweet potato vendor. I'm not sure of the occupation of the third guy or whether he has... Continue Reading →
Below is a just a minuscule selection of the street art that can be found all over Mexico's Federal District. I like to wander the city and be surprised by what's around the next corner. Some of the art stays for a while, some is ephemeral, something new will pop up, the city is dynamic... Continue Reading →
Below is a selection of photos taken from the time that I spent living in Valparaiso, Chile in 2010. Valparaiso is one of the most beautiful, most colourful and most unique cities of South America, Latin America, the world! All of the photos were originally published on a daily photo blog that I maintained for... Continue Reading →
Mexico has a minimum wage of around 69 pesos a day ($4.50 US), the lowest in Latin America and one that affects millions of people in the country who must juggle to cover basic needs like food and transport. According to a report from the United Nations Development Programme, the 2014 minimum wage in Mexico of $146.15 US... Continue Reading →