Posts Tagged ‘mexico’

This Guy Documented His Journey Through Veracruz, Mexico with Drone Selfies

Photographer Alex Chacón recently traveled on a road trip through Veracruz, Mexico. He documented the trip by combining his passions for selfies and drones to create “dronies.” Each memorable location was captured by drone with the camera first zoomed in on Chacón and then flown high into the air for a wide-angle view of the area.
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Identity At Play: Basketball Culture In the Sierra Norte Villages of Mexico

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I grew up in Guelatao de Juárez, a Mexican village of approximately 500 people in Oaxaca’s Sierra Norte. Guelatao is famous not only as the birthplace of Mexican president Benito Juárez, but also as the site of the annual Copa Benito Juárez, in which more than 200 teams of indigenous Zapotec, Mixe, and Chinantec players compete at basketball over a period of three days.
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Woman Shocked After Finding a Photograph of Herself Used as Cigarette Box Warning Labels

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According to reports from Mexican news outlets, a woman named Soledad Félix has filed an official complaints with the Juárez City Human Rights Commission after finding a photo of herself being used as a warning label for packs of cigarettes. The picture was taken while she was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, and was used — without her knowledge or permission — by a number of tobacco companies as part of their mandated warning against the use of tobacco.

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Riding the Rails: A Chat with Documentary Photographer Michelle Frankfurter

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Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD. Before settling in the Washington, DC area, Frankfurter spent three years living in Nicaragua where she worked as a stringer for the British news agency, Reuters and with the human rights organization Witness For Peace documenting the effects of the contra war on civilians.

Since 2000, Frankfurter has concentrated on the border region between the United States and Mexico, and on themes of migration. Read more…

Shocking Aerial Photographs Highlight the Stark Economic Divide in Mexico

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The gap between the wealthy and the poverty-stricken is very wide in Mexico, but that gap doesn’t necessarily translate into physical distance, as this striking ad campaign by photographer Oscar Ruíz and Publicis Mexico boldly illustrates. Read more…

Kayaker’s GoPro Video Captures What It’s Like to Plummet Over a 60ft Waterfall

In a video that is equal parts awesome and terrifying (with just a dash of “this is a GoPro ad”) whitewater kayaker Dane Jackson gives you a first person view of what it’s like to go over the edge of the 60ft tall La Tomata waterfall in Veracruz, Mexico. Read more…

Mesmerizing Photos of Cenote Angelita, an Underwater River

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No, you didn’t read the title wrong. Although it might seem like a bit of a strange concept, there is such a thing as an “underwater river,” and Russian underwater photographer Anatoly Beloshchin actually got a chance to photograph this amazing phenomenon. Read more…

Eye-Popping Photographs of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Mexico

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The municipality of Tultepec in Mexico produces about half of all of the country’s fireworks. Every year, more than 100,000 people flock to the area for a nine day event called the National Pyrotechnic Festival. There are activities common to a fair (e.g. food, music, dancing), but the biggest reason people attend is to experience the dazzling firework displays.

Photographer Thomas Prior traveled from New York to attend one of these festivals, and ended up capturing a collection of beautiful photographs showing people partying from within explosions.
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Photographing Some of the World’s Best Kayakers with Tim Kemple

Tim Kemple is a well-respected action-sports photographer who we had the pleasure of interviewing in November of last year. In that interview, he told us about his passion for extreme photography while we did the easy part and shared his photos/asked the obvious questions.

Now, almost half a year later, Kemple is getting some well-deserved attention for the above video he did with Phase One documenting one of his trips to Mexico where he photographed some of the most talented kayakers in the world. Read more…

Photojournalist Julian Cardona on Documenting the Evolution of Juarez

Mexican photojournalist Julian Cardona has lived in Ciudad Juarez since 1960 and began documenting the city in the early 1990s as a photojournalist for the local newspaper, El Diario. He says he’s seen Juarez shift from an idyllic postcard-worthy border town to the city known as the homicide capital of the world.
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