Oaxaca

Oaxaca, Mexico

Traditional music and dance in Oaxaca have their roots in the indigenous traditions that existed long before the Spanish arrived. In one of the most spectacular dances, women wear a large hat with figures made of flowers. August 2007. La musique et les danses traditionnelles à Oaxaca ont leurs racines dans les traditions indigènes antérieures…

Acapulco

Acapulco, Mexico

Dominguillo beach is a bit apart from the large resorts of the Acapulco bay. It is more used by local residents than by tourists. August 2007. La plage de Dominguillo est un peu à l’écart des grands hôtels de la baie d’Acapulco. Elle est plus fréquentée par les autochtones que par les touristes. Août 2007.

Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz

Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Mexico

I have to confess that I photographed these two Mexican people in the small city of Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, in the mountains of Oaxaca, mostly because I liked the name of the place and was sure I would never be able to remember it. August 2007. Je dois admettre que j’ai photographié ces deux…

Taxco

Taxco, Mexico

These men are sitting on a bench in front of the Santa Prisca church in Taxco and do not seem to mind the traffic in the street. The city is heavily associated with silver mining. August 2007. Ces hommes sont assis sur un banc devant l’église de Santa Prisca à Taxco et ne semblent pas…

Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Like many other big cities, Mexico City shows a mix of poverty and modernity. Some neighborhoods are very expensive while the historical center still has the colors of tradition. These ladies try to sell their own production in the street in an area close to the Zocalo, the main square. August 2007. Comme beaucoup de grandes villes,…

Puerto Angel, Mexico

The Mexican kid was playing on the beach with a parakeet and a mouse. Puerto Angel is a traditional village on the Pacific coast, which has so far been protected from mass tourism since it is very difficult to access. August 2007. Le gamin mexicain jouait sur la plage avec une perruche et une souris.…

Acapulco, Mexico

The La Quebrada cliff divers perform 125ft jumps in the ocean from the cliff. They arrive to the diving spot in the sunset and perform for the crowd. Some will jump with a torch while the sun goes down. August 2007. Les plongeurs de la Quebrada plongent d’une falaise de 40 mètres dans l’océan. Ils…