One of my favorite places in the world to photograph is Mexico City.
My last experience there was on a magazine assignment, documenting the largest market in the world. The place was practically vibrating with energy, and there was so much to see.
Dozens of food stalls fill this market with people cooking over open flames, comals, wood burning stoves, everything. On one side, ladies make squash flower huaraches; on the other, groups gathered family-style, slurping up spicy, rich bowls of menudo and eating handmade corn tortillas. As you keep walking, you see nopales stacked six feet high, dwarfing the groups of ladies who are cleaning them. Gently, you squeeze past a groups of shoppers, all intent on finding the best bunch of portulaca. In the distance, you see crowds of people waiting to order from the corner stalls where the best tacos in the market can be found.
This is Mexico City! Of all the markets I’ve photographed in the world, this city has the best. When I think about spending time just making photographs and shooting for myself, this is the city that calls my name.
And that’s exactly what I’m doing for a weekend July 8-10.
I’m looking for about ten photographers to come with me to Mexico City. We’ll go to this market and a handful of others, making photographs and talking approach.
Interested in joining me? Check out this link for details: http://mexicanmarketfotos.eventbrite.com/