Topic: Mexico

Steve McCurry Mexico City
The Backstory

The Photo That Made Me: Steve McCurry, Mexico City 1972

TIME LightBox talks to Steve McCurry as part of our new series The Photo That Made Me, in which photographers tell us about the one photograph they made that they believe jump-started their career, garnered them international attention, or simply sparked an interest in photography.

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Autodefensas Michoacan
Photo Essay

Cartels and Vigilantes Clash in Mexico: Photographs by Jerome Sessini

French photojournalist Jerome Sessini, of the Magnum photo agency, spent the past month documenting the strife in Mexico.

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Shaul Schwarz
The Moving Image

Mexico’s Narco Cultura: Glorifying Drug War Death and Destruction

Shaul Schwarz’s new feature-length documentary captures the discomforting co-existence in Mexican and Mexican-American life of the horrifying violence of the drug wars and its celebration in pop and movies.

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Mary Ellen Mark
Photo Essay

Almost Human: Mary Ellen Mark’s Photos of Animals

A new show in Oaxaca, Mexico highlights Mark’s work in the animal kingdom.

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Out There

The Guide: August 2013 Edition

TIME LightBox presents our August round-up of the best books, exhibitions and ways to experience photography beyond the web.

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Reed Young
In Progress

The Ground Zero of Immigration: El Paso by Reed Young

Chamizal is a small neighborhood in El Paso that sits right on the border. Photographer Reed Young was drawn to the area, a sort of “ground zero” for the national debate on immigration.

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Ross McDonnell—Courtesy of Grafika La Estampa
Photo Essay

Auto Defensa: Rough Justice in Mexico’s Lawless Mountains

Photographer Ross McDonnell documents a new chapter in Mexico’s enduring battle against violent crime, as communities in Guerrero State take the law into their own hands. His ambrotype wet plate portraits go on view at Paris Photo 2013.

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Aline Paley
Photo Essay

The End of the World: For the Maya, It May Already Be Here

In southern Mexico, neo-hippies are gathering to witness the end of the world. But for the Maya, who have lived there for millennia, the end-time came years ago — in the shape of the 20th century.

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Image: Oct. 20, 2012. A Free Syrian Army fighters carry a civilian away from the line of fire after he was shot twice by a Syrian army sniper in Aleppo, Syria.
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: October 19 – 26

From the start of baseball’s World Series and Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean to the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and people dressed as pandas, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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© Colette Urbajtel / Archivo Manuel Álvarez Bravo, S.C.
Out There

Revisiting the Mastery of Mexican Photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo

A new exhibition, which includes rare and unseen images, celebrates the career of the experimental fine art photographer, who relentlessly captured the history of Mexico’s evolving social and geopolitical atmosphere.

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