Posted on June 26, 2009
Pilgrims from Chalma, a town near Mexico City, march back with their Virgin de Guadalupe to place her back in their town’s church.
So a while back I started a project on the Virgen de Guadalupe . . . she is an apparition of the Virgin Mary that appeared on Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City shortly after the Spanish ‘conquest’ of Mexico. Her brown skin and eyes and her duality (she appeared on the same hill where Tenotzin was worshiped) has given her an interesting duality and as Mexicans have spread around the world so has she.
Im adding some photos that I’ve gathered while working on this project below with descriptions:
This isn’t all of the content but it’s a start and a lame reason as to why I haven’t been posting anywhere near as regularly. Since reporting is wrapping up this weekend for me, one interview in L.A. and another in Gila Bend, Ariz. I’m excited to start wrapping up this project and preparing for Florida, only five weeks away.
Posted on April 29, 2009
Spent a little time with one of my favorite Mexico City reporter Alexis Okeowo in the Insurgentes metro and in the historic center. We strolled through the stationery sellers and then through the quincanera dress sellers. I have an interview I’m going to put together later tonight of one dress seller who is feeling the cancellations of quincaneras.
Was also given a friendly reminder by those in blue/gray in the metro that I’m not allowed to shoot down there . . . sometimes I wish the camera was just a tiny little thing that I could sneak about with.
Plans for tomorrow? Guerrero, maybe Ixtapalapa but tonight SLEEP, wonderful, wonderful sleep.
Posted on April 27, 2009
Insurgentes was oddly quiet yesterday, almost no one there
A man crosses the empty streets of Alvaro Obregon on Sunday, almost no shops open, even today a large amount of places were still closed when I left my neighborhood at 930a.