"The​ ​Persistence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Margin" | Shortlisted Project - PHmuseum 2020 Photographers Grant - PHmuseum

"The​ ​Persistence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Margin"

  • "The Marquis" Cabaret

  • "Agrarian Affairs Office of México City"

  • "Mikado" Travel Agency

  • "Agrarian Affairs Office of México City"

  • "Violeta" Cafeteria

  • "Eli" Beauty Salon

  • "Mele Plata" Photo studio I

  • "Candela" Dance hall

  • "Bartok" Tailoring workshop

  • "IPN" Space Museum I

  • "Denmark" Model workshop

  • Set of objects that I have gathered in places I have photographed. The objects not only attest to the passing of time, but they also emphasize their own singularity and difference.

  • "English Fashion"

  • "The Dandy House"

  • "IPN" Space Museum II"

  • "Mele Silver" Photo Studio II

  • "Jorge" Beauty Salon

  • "Telescope" Optic Store

  • "Fine Textiles"

  • Textile Engineering School Library

"The​ ​Persistence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Margin"

Portrait, Contemporary Issues, Documentary
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