Huichol Yarn Paintings (1998)

by Charmayne McGee Mexico — The first Huichol I saw during  my fifteen years living in Mexico as a freelance photojournalist was  walking the streets of a small Mexican hill town.  I was struck first by his gentle gait. Even more, I noticed the elaborately embroidered clothing he was wearing.  His white  muslin trousers and …

Digesting Borderland Environmental News = Por un nuevo periodismo ambiental en la zona fronteriza (1997)

Poster From the archives. This presentation was made at a 1997 conference. When it chooses to cover the U.S.-Mexico border, the majority of both U.S. and Mexican press accounts portray the border as a sharp dividing line, with one set of issues in the United States and another in Mexico. The reality is that the …

Zona del Silencio, puerta del universo (Los Desiertos Magneticos del Mundo)

por Armin Gomez Un desierto cuya inmensidad bordean montañas con aspecto de crateres, donde abundan aereolitos esparcidos en sus alrededores, asi como el recuerdo de un cohete espacial que cayo en su arido territorio, hacen de la misteriosa Zona del Silencio, en el norte del Pais un escenario sideral. A esta impresion contribuye la magnifica …

Mapping Out Calakmul (1997)

Photo: Sergey Yeliseev, Sitio From the archives (1997) by Cynthia Brink and Laray Polk Mexico — When my partner Laray and I began planning a college field study course focusing on archaeology, iconography and history of the Maya, both she (as professor) and I (as Mexico liaison) knew that we would have to make a …

Defending the Land of the Jaguar

Book cover Kudos to author Lane Simonian for producing the definitive account of Mexican environmental history. Defending the Land of the Jaguar (1996) which traces the history of conservation and environmentalism in Mexico from the pre-Conquest era to the early 90s. Originally published by University of Texas Press, it was translated and published in Spanish …

Mercados Turisticos de Oaxaca (1996)

Photo: Rogelio Ballesteros Castro, Feria de Turismo Rural Ron Mader: From the archives – the 1996 masters thesis of Rogelio Ballesteros Castro. His considered deep dive in developing tourism alternatives and options in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico was a strong influence in making my move to Oaxaca City later on (2001-2013). This work made …