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The Dark Surrealism of Arturo Rivera

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Arturo Rivera was born in Mexico City in 1945. He studied painting at Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City (1963-68); and silk-screen process and photo-silk screen process at The City Lit Art School of London (1973-74). Continue reading »

“The Future Forest”: A Group of Activists Were Made A Forest Out Of 3 Tons Of Plastic In Mexico City

According to Thomas Dambo: “The people working with collecting our trash, are neither ranked highest on the income scale or in the social pyramid. I believe it’s a shame, because the people who handle our trash, are the heroes that make sure we don’t drown in it, and the ones who ensure we recycle just a fragment of our enormous daily waste.” Continue reading »

New Amazon Warehouse Facility in Tijuana Slum


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Amazon will open a $21 million state-of-the-art warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, that abuts a housing settlement made of cardboard, tarp, and wood scraps. Continue reading »

The Crazy Hair of Mexican Cholombiano Subculture in Photographs by Stefan Ruiz

Featured below are photos of Mexican urban teens by photographer Stefan Ruiz. These weird hairstyles and distinct outfits are a part of Cholombiano subculture which they represent. Continue reading »

Inside the Gruesome Mummies of Guanajuato in the 1950s

The Mummies of Guanajuato are a number of naturally mummified bodies interred during a cholera outbreak around Guanajuato, Mexico in 1833. Continue reading »

Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

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In advance of the Summer Olympic Games which would take place in Mexico City, making it the first Games to be staged in Latin America and hosted by a developing country, LIFE photographer John Dominis came and offered an intimate look at the people, their life and their rich culture. Take a look at the country through vibrant photographs taken by Dominis during his stay below. Continue reading »

2020 Miss Mexico Contestants Compete In Traditional Outfits And They Are Amazing

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Some things never go out of fashion. Like traditional clothes. Just a few days ago, Miss Mexico posted photos of their 2020 contestants rocking designer-made versions of the country’s traditional outfits and they quickly went viral. Continue reading »

Las Pozas: The Surrealistic Wonderland Hidden in the Middle Of The Jungle


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After losing 20,000 orchids in an unseasonal frost, “extravagant” Englishman Edward James turned to his real love, surrealism, and rebuilt his garden in rock and concrete. Continue reading »

Border Patrol Threw Away Migrants’ Belongings – A Janitor Saved And Photographed Them

These items were all seized from migrants and asylum seekers trekking through the desert in an attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Deemed potentially lethal or nonessential by border officials, the medications were thrown away, along with other personal belongings, during the first stages of processing at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in southern Arizona. Continue reading »

Giant Skeletons Emerge From A Street In Mexico City


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Huge skeletons have “came to life” from a street in Mexico City. Celebrating the Day of the Dead, the sculptures have become the centre of attention in the whole Tlahuac neighbourhood. Continue reading »

Mexico Day Of The Dead Parade 2019


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Mexicans get ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead highlighting the character of La Catrina which was created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada, famous for his drawings of typical local, folkloric scenes, socio-political criticism and for his illustrations of “skeletons” or skulls, including La Catrina. Continue reading »

Giant Swings To Abolish The Wall Between The United States And Mexico: Take That, Donald Trump!


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It will have lasted only 30 minutes in all, but the symbolic images of this moment will remain in history. On July 29, three huge pink seesaws were placed on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border to allow the children it separates to play together. Continue reading »

“On Fields Of Death & Desolation”: Dark And Haunting Illustrations By Tony Sandoval

You don’t hear enough about Mexican artist Tony Sandoval. Well, I don’t. And I’ve looked, I really have. His stories and sensibilities are unique, his artwork stunning in its layering and animation, and his ability to mix the dark with the irreverent in a way that isn’t either cloying or mercenary makes his work accessible but not pandering. He’s been nominated for three Eisners, but there’s not a lot of excited chatter about his work. There should be. Continue reading »

“The Womb Beyond The World”: Dark Illustrations By Mexican Artist Tavo Santiago

Tavo Santiago is a freelance designer situated in Orizaba. Mexico. Even though he is specialized in digital art, his central works are character illustrations dark in nature. The main theme of his illustrations is death, usually on playing cards. Skeletons, wounds, swords and knives, magic and the spiritual, these are all things you can see on his dark digitalized drawings – both in color and nature. Continue reading »

Welcome To Creepy Island Of Broken Dolls On Teshuilo Lake In Mexico

Canals in the waters of Lake Xochimilco were initially created along with that of a kind of artificial agricultural plots called chinampas. Chinampas were invented by the pre-Hispanic peoples of the region around 1,000 year ago as a way to increase agricultural production. On the shallow waters of the lakes, rafts were constructed of juniper branches. Onto these rafts floating on the water, lakebed mud and soil were heaped and crops planted. Continue reading »

Mexicans Make Stunning Skeleton Makeup To Celebrate The Day Of The Dead


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This combination of pictures shows Arlette Ortiz, Jessica Esquivias, Alejandria Copado and Jossy Javier and Victoria Garcia, Donovan Sanchez, Jimmy Roman and Monica Molina disguised as “Catrina” (Mexican representation of death) before the March of Catrinas in Mexico City. Mexicans get ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead highlighting the character of La Catrina which was created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada, famous for his drawings of typical local, folkloric scenes, socio-political criticism and for his illustrations of “skeletons” or skulls, including La Catrina. Continue reading »

Giant Baby Looks Over Tecate, The US-Mexico Border Wall

An art installation by a French artist that goes by the name of “JR” was unveiled at the Tecate border with the U.S. Taller than the border wall at 30 feet, the art is an enlarged black-and-white photo of a one-year-old baby named “Quiquito” mounted on scaffolding. Continue reading »

Solar-Powered Cylindrical Treehouse In Mexico Is Made With Sustainable Bamboo

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On a lush stretch of beach in Mexico, north of Acapulco, lies a sustainable resort called Playa Viva. They recently opened a bi-level treehouse designed by Chicago firm Deture Culsign. Made of bamboo, the solar-powered cylindrical treehouse offers gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. At 700 square feet, the treehouse is designed to “visually intrigue and highlight sustainable strategies to deliver a natural immersive guest experience,” according to Deture Culsign. The treehouse is built six feet off the ground amidst palm trees, which act as “living piers.” There is a bedroom with a king bed, lounge area, built-in hammock, and private bathroom in the treehouse. California-based ArtisTree constructed the the treehouse. Continue reading »

Giant Crystal Cave In Naica, Mexico – The Place Where Superman Was Born

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Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals (gypsum, CaSO4·2 H2O), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found to date is 12 m (39 ft) in length, 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and 55 tons in weight. The cave is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 58 °C (136 °F) with 90 to 99 percent humidity. The cave is relatively unexplored due to these factors. Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. Continue reading »

Nine Raccoon Dog Pups Were Born In Mexico City Zoo

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View of a group of raccoon dogs or Tanuki (Nyctereutes procyonoides) at the Chapultpec Zoo in Mexico City on August 06, 2015. A month ago nine raccoon dog pups were born. This species is native from Japan and China, and the parents of the cubs were donated by Japan. Continue reading »

Mexico’s Mural Art is Getting a Modern Makeover

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In this September 1, 2015 photo, a mural by Beatriz Avila Haro from the Street Art Chilango cooperative, decorates the exterior wall of Delirio restaurant in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City. Murals and street art have a long history in Mexico. Beginning in the 1920’s, Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Jose Orozco painted public buildings with social and political messages, establishing murals as a pre-eminent Mexican art form. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)
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Travelling Across Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula

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In this March 3, 2015 photo, a group of California sea lions rest on a large bouy in the San Ignacio lagoon, in the Pacific Ocean, near Guerrero Negro, in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. (Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Photo)
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Giant Crystal Cave in Naica, Mexico


Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals (gypsum, CaSO4·2 H2O), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found to date is 12 m (39 ft) in length, 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and 55 tons in weight. The cave is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 58 °C (136 °F) with 90 to 99 percent humidity. The cave is relatively unexplored due to these factors. Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time.
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International Balloon Festival in Mexico


Balloons take off over the Palote dam during the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Leon, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. More than 200 balloons from different countries participated in this year’s festival. (AP Photo/Mario Armas) Continue reading »

Mexico’s 17th Annual Clown Convention

Kika-evolution, 5, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, October 23, 2012. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. (Photo by Anita BacaAP Photo) Continue reading »