Category: Photography

Photography

Here is a collection of some photos I’ve taken over the past few years. 

 

 

 

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A woman is overcome by emotion while celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe day in Mexico City (2016). Pilgrims come from all over the country – often by foot – to the Basilica de Guadalupe in the capital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Couples dance to pounding ‘technobrega’ – a music based on ripped-off pop songs that’s become extremely popular in Northern Brazil.

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A migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, filled with Haitian migrants waiting to cross into the US.

 

 

 

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A Guatemalan girl clings to her mother’s leg at a migrant shelter in Mexico while waiting to find out if they can continue their journey towards the US.

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Families watch and wait for news of missing loved ones by a building that collapsed in Mexico City’s 2017 earthquake.

 

Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition

Story link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40029453

Screen Shot 2018-10-09 at 17.46.23.pngA story of torture, betrayal and persecution is captivating Mexicans almost 500 years after it happened.

The dramatic life and death of the Carvajal family in 16th-Century Mexico is in the spotlight after a decades-long search for a national treasure came to an unexpected happy ending.

Luis de Carvajal “The Young” came to Mexico – then known as New Spain – with his large, well-to-do family during the early colonisation of the Americas.

His family governed part of northern Mexico and soon made enemies, including a power-hungry viceroy keen to topple them from power.

The ambitious viceroy discovered that Luis de Carvajal was a practising Jew, a crime punishable by death in the times of the Spanish Inquisition

Older relatives had urged Luis de Carvajal to convert to Catholicism for his own safety, but he staunchly stuck to his faith…

(go to BBC website for full story)

 

 

PHOTOS Clown Convention in Mexico City – Al Jazeera

Photos and text for Al Jazeera

The 21st Latin American convention comes amid reports of clown attacks that has brought bad name to professional clowns.

Hundreds of clowns have donned their biggest shoes to join the 21st Latin American clown convention in Mexico City. The convention has attracted participants from 14 countries around the region to take part in events such as make-up competitions and to learn extreme balloon twisting. But there’s a shadow hanging over their painted smiles this year: the trend of menacing clowns threatening the public around the US, Canada and the UK has now hit Mexico. People dressed as sinister clowns have been spotted scaring the public in various spots around the country. In retaliation, groups of clown hunters have cropped up on social media, sometimes writing aggressive threats to all clowns.

Al Jazeera caught up with the clowns to find out more.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2016/10/clowns-gather-mexico-city-annual-convention-161020083048085.html

Clowns Protest in Mexico City – Al Jazeera

Video production, text and photography for Al Jazeera.

The 21st Latin American convention comes amid reports of clown attacks that have brought bad name to professional clowns.

Hundreds of clowns have donned their biggest shoes to join the 21st Latin American clown convention in Mexico City.

The convention has attracted participants from 14 countries around the region to take part in events such as make-up competitions and to learn extreme balloon twisting.

But there’s a shadow hanging over their painted smiles this year: the trend of menacing clowns threatening the public around the US, Canada and the UK has now hit Mexico.

People dressed as sinister clowns have been spotted scaring the public in various spots around the country.

In retaliation, groups of clown hunters have cropped up on social media, sometimes writing aggressive threats to all clowns.

Al Jazeera caught up with the clowns to find out more

 

See more photos here.

 

March in Mexico City for 43 Disappeared Students

After 43 student went missing in Guerrero state during clashes with police and alleged cartel members on September 26th, thousands of protestors took over Mexico City’s centre demanding their safe return. Chanting ‘Vivos se los llevaron, vivos los queremos’ (‘They were taken alive, we want them back alive’), many also called for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s resignation in response to this attack and the estimated 25, 000+ people who have gone missing since 2006.

Copy, Cut, Paste: Technobrega

Story for Makeshift magazine, a Field Guide to Hidden Creativity For the full story, please subscribe to Makeshift: http://mkshft.org/issue-eight/ Abstract: Belem’s producers mix international pop songs with local beats to attract big crowds and new jobs. It’s 2 a.m. in the wet heat of one of Belem’s countless weekly raves. Like most nights in this northern city, loud, thick beats…