MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, street art

MURALISTS GET POLITICAL IN MÉXICO DF

The streets of Mexico City are jam packed with street art, everything from messy tags to stencil work to wacky sculptures to large and bold murals.  Of course Mexico has a long and proud history of muralism exemplified especially by the ´big three´ Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.  During the first […]

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MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

MEXICO CITY CENTRO HISTÓRICO AT DUSK

As a kind of companion piece to the street photograph collection Mexico City Centro Histórico at dawn that I posted last year, below you will see four shots of the Centro Histórico at (approaching) dusk.  These shots are taken from the rooftop of the building where I live, a short ladder climb from my top floor apartment. Looking […]

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MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, Uncategorized

CORNERS OF THE CITY # 4: HE WHO JUMPS

The informal economy of Mexico City is a broad church.  Hundreds of thousands of individuals look for their unique way to earn enough pesos to survive each day; selling gum or earphones on the metro, frying quesadillas on a kerbside griddle, riding a bicycle with a steel vat full of tamales attached, washing windscreens, selling […]

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MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

CORNERS OF THE CITY # 3: BUG ZAPPER CORNER

   A faint click…, click…., tick…. comes from somewhere in the distance, mixing with other sounds of the street; clangs, whistles, horns, calls…pasele, cuántos te damos? Advancing on calle lopez in the centro histórico the sound grows louder. I reach the corner with victoria, a block back from metro San Juan de Letran on Eje Central. I pause at a point where so often I stride […]

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MEXICO, MUSIC, VIDEO

METAL AND JAZZ

With thousands and thousands of others I spent the latter half of Saturday afternoon wandering around the bustling streets of Mexico City’s historic centre. Walking down the pedestrian street of San Jeronimo, I came across a heavy metal band playing against the backdrop of a Catholic cathedral, an interesting juxtaposition.  Below is a short video […]

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