Twenty :: Mexico
‘Twenty’ part 3 :: Mexico 1994
‘Twenty’ is an occasional series to mark the first twenty years of working as a professional photographer.
Jalalpa, Mexico City – I visited this area of Mexico City as part of a report on cities that ran in the Spring 1995 edition of Tear Times. I love the quote from Saul Cruz, who was one of the founders of Armonia, which at the time was a Tearfund partner. He said:
‘There are three reasons we work in Jalalpa: compassion, obedience and indignation. Compassion for the suffering people, for their needs; obedience to Jesus Christ who has sent us to work among the poor; and indignation, because we get indignant when people created in God’s image suffer in this way’
Seems like a good reason to work somewhere…
This community burnt down some months after we were there, and the residents had to campaign hard to be re-housed somewhere safer, supported by Armonia.
Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund
Copyright: Tearfund – no reproduction without permission
Photos from this trip featured on the cover and main feature of the Spring 1995 issue of Tear Times.
richard hanson :: photographer :: sheffield