Archive for the ‘Latin America’ Category

Caravan for peace for DPA

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Caravan for Peace: Peace and Poetry on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico on Monday, Aug 20th, 2012. (Steven St. John)

The Caravan For Peace passed through Santa Fe last month. You can find out more about their mission by visiting their website. I was asked to photograph it for one of my favorite clients, Drug Policy Alliance.

El otro lado / The other side

I spent some time recently checking out the border crossing in Nogales AZ/Sonora. The project I was there to work on didn’t materialize, but it is fascinating to me exploring a city and people living on a divided.

Life on the border city of Nogales (Steven St. John)

A boutique shop window that greets pedestrian traffic (reflected) as they exit the border crossing.

Life on the border city of Nogales (Steven St. John)

A vendor looks for more customers as people wait in line on active train tracks to cross legally into the USA. I wish I would have slowed my shutter speed to show the train moving. (more…)

Running with the bulls – Mexico

Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography © 2010 Steven St. John Photography

 Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography .© 2010 Steven St. John Photography

 Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography .© 2010 Steven St. John Photography

 Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography .© 2010 Steven St. John Photography

 Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography .© 2010 Steven St. John Photography

 Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography .© 2010 Steven St. John Photography

 Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography .© 2010 Steven St. John Photography

 Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography .© 2010 Steven St. John Photography

 Mexico Toros Toritos travel photography .© 2010 Steven St. John Photography

Running of the Toritos in Taxco Mexico. My technique for not getting gored by the Toros? Take a knee as they ran passed and pray they didn’t choose to run me over and set me of fire. I love witnessing things like this in Mexico and Central America, events that would be outlawed before they ever stated in the United States. It reminds me of the Bolas de Furgo in Guatemala.

Open road

VW Bug taxi vista, outside Taxco Mexico.

Ciudad de México, México, D.F.

I would love to have a couple of weeks to explore this massive city and it’s people, but I only had a few hours. Future, much longer trip to Mexico city is on my radar for future travel. KEIN BLITZ!