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Centro Medico Metro station in Mexico City, Mexico.
The 2016 estimated population for the city proper was approximately 8.91million people, with a land area of 1,485 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the most recent definition agreed upon by the federal and state governments, the Greater Mexico City population is 21.2 million people, making it the second-largest metropolitan areaof the western hemisphere, behind New York City, the tenth-largest agglomeration, and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.
Photo by @petekmuller / @prime_collective . Pete will join fellow photographer, Stephanie Sinclair, and National Geographic Magazine Editor-In-Chief, Susan Goldberg, for a conversation on gender. The event takes place on Tuesday, April 25, at the National Geographic Museum, in DC. Learn more at http://www.nationalgeographic.org/dc/events/gender-issue/ #primecollective#gender#natgeo
Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective . In the Zapotec cultures of Oaxaca, Muxe is an assigned male at birth, who dresses and behaves in ways otherwise associated with the female gender. They are considered the third gender. It is believed that the term Muxe comes from the Spanish word "Mujer", a phonetic derivation that the Zapotecs began to use in the sixteenth century.
From pre-Columbian times, the Zapotecs considered the Muxes as a third gender, no better or worse than men and women, simply different. Some Muxes form monogamous couples with men and get married, others live in groups, and others marry women and had children.
Within contemporary Zapotec culture, reports vary as to their social status. Muxes in village and communities may not be disparaged and highly respected, while in larger, more westernised towns they may face some discrimination, especially from men, due to homophobic attitudes. #muxes#oaxaca#mexico#gender
@melburford 's original footage from a 2012 video for ProPublica has become part of a documentary film ‘Finding Oscar’ that had its theatrical release on Wednesday 5th April at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. “In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team – from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor – to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible…by finding the missing boy named Oscar.” The documentary will be in select theaters beginning April 14th. See trailer and national theater locations here:
Photo by @hoffmanbrendan / @prime_collective . Brendan is one of nine artists to have been awarded a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, in the fall 2017. There he will spend two months expanding on his project The Beating of the Heart, about Webster City, Iowa, before opening an exhibition in January 2018 in Washington, DC. In January of this year, Hoffman distributed his Great Old Days zine, produced with Overlapse and focused on the blue-collar town, at the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, DC. #primecollective#us#webstercity#greatolddays#zine#residency
Photo by @petekmuller / @prime_collective Tears track the cheeks of Shadrack Nyongesa, 14, as elders berate him before pelting him with cow entrails. This ritual is intended to build character: “If you can withstand guts thrown at your face by your uncle,” says Bukusu journalist Daniel Wesangula, “you can withstand anything.” Pete was part of the @natgeo team that received finalist recognition in the Explanatory Reporting category of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes. See the nominated works following the link in our profile #primecollective#pulitzerprize#gender#masculinity
Students during the free workshop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for 20 young locals, as part of the Photo Camp project. The workshop is organized by @Natgeo Society and has @dominicbracco among the tutors. Stay tuned for more news about this. Photo by @meghandhaliwal
Photo by @katieorlinsky / @prime_collective . On assignment for @natgeo . Iditarod musher Matthew Failor arrives at the Manley checkpoint and beds his teammates down with straw- the biodegradable dog bed of choice for long distance mushing.
Every March, approximately 80 dog teams teams journey one thousand miles across the Alaskan wilderness from the outskirts of Anchorage to Nome in one of the toughest races known to man- The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. #primecollective#alaska#iditarodrace#dogs#snow
Photo by @maxwhittaker / @prime_collective . Terrick and Joseph experienced vastly different outcomes as they aged out of California’s foster care system. Joseph received assistance to attend UC Berkeley, while Terrick struggled with homelessness after being denied assistance due to a minor crime that left him incarcerated on his 18th birthday. The original story led California state Senator Jim Beall to introduce legislation that would close the loophole that penalized Terrick. The Marshall Project re-published Max Whittaker’s story on the Bakhit Brothers. See the complete story following the link in our profile. #primecollective#bakhitbrothers#photojournalism#themarshallproject
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Marvin Antonio Solana Zamora has dedicated for over 39 years to cockfighting. Portrait at home in Mateares, located 1 hour from Managua, Nicaragua.
Photo by @christian_foto / prime_collective #Managua#Nicaragua
Photos by @hoffmanbrendan / @prime_collective for @natgeotravel | The Gentrup family, vacationing from Germany, picnics at the seaside hamlet of Ménéham, a restored village on the north coast of Bretagne. Most notable is the 17th century stone coastguard's cottage wedged between two massive boulders. This picture is from an assignment I did last summer in Finistère, the far tip of France's Brittany region. The story is finally out in the April/May issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Stay tuned for more. #france#finistere#brittany#bretagne
Photo by @hoffmanbrendan / @prime_collective for@natgeotravel | Scouts from nearby St. Etienne relax at the summit of Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts after a long group bicycle ride during their two-week summer camp. These pictures are from an assignment he did last summer in Finistère, the far tip of France's Brittany region. The story is finally out in the April/May issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Stay tuned for more. #france#finistere#brittany#bretagne
Photo by @katieorlinsky / @prime_collective . Children in #Huslia#Alaskawatch#iditarod mushers arrive. The native village of Huslia, half way point of the 2017 Iditarod, is a community rich in mushing history and home of the late sprint champion musher George Attla, Jr and other top mushers of the past 40 years. Although mushing originated with Native Alaskans, it's popularity in Native communities has dwindled over the past century. However Huslia is currently working to bring the tradition back to their village with community programs.#onassignment for @natgeo
Photo by @petekmuller / @prime_collective. The large boulders behind my friend, Joe, make up what's known as King Phillips Cave in the town of Norton,#Massachusetts. King Phillip's War was a campaign of fierce, cyclical violence that occurred between 1675 and 1676 between English settlers and the Wampanoag, Nipmuck and Narragansett Indians. It is widely regarded as the largest loss of life (per capita) in the history of the United States and a key event in the formation of colonial identity in the territories. I grew up in Massachusetts and learned virtually nothing about it in our public schools. It felt deeply disconcerting to cross the street from Joe's house, past a string of newly-constructed million-dollar homes, to this small protected site. As we explored the rock formations and thought about what they signified, a man ran a snow blower on the driveway of his palatial home. During my visiting professorship at Mount Holyoke College, I've been reading an incredible book about King Phillip's War by historian Jill Lepore. An important book for all. #MA#nativeamerican#wanpanoag#kingphilipswar#winter#newengland
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Portrait of Maria who belongs to the #popoluca community, in Ocotal Grande, State of Veracruz, Mexico.
Popoluca is a #Nahuatl term (meaning "gibberish, unintelligible speech") given to various indigenous communities of southeastern Veracruz. It is a derogatory exonym the Aztecs applied to different communities from Mexico. In fact, the term popoluca is similar in connotation and meaning to the term barbarian used by Greeks and Romans. The popolucas are linguistic and cultural descendants of the Olmecas, mother civilization of Mesoamerica.
From his ongoing project about "Realismo Mágico" (Magical Realism). Realismo Mágico (Magical Realism) is a literary movement from the mid-twentieth century and is defined by its stylistic concerns an the interest in showing the unreal or strange as something common, of the everyday. It is an artistic and literary trend that consists on faithfully representing reality while creating certain emotional stress without any idealization. It also includes fantastic elements in the narration, with the aim to deepen in reality through the magic in it. Mexico is one of the countries where such movement takes on the everyday with magical elements that are normal for its inhabitants.
Farmer Michael Eaton paddles a canoe to his farm flooded by the Consumes River in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. During recent heavy rains, the Consumes and Mokelumne Rivers broke levees, flooding low-lying farmland in the Delta. The flooding wasn’t intentional, but scientists and environmental groups say deliberately creating similar areas – floodplains to allow rivers to overflow more naturally and benignly – would help ease the strain on this water infrastructure, especially as climate change poses new challenges. #nytassignment#california#water#farming#agriculture#climatechange#environment
Photo by @katieorlinsky / @prime_collective . "In 2010, when this picture was taken, Ciudad Juarez was the most dangerous city in the world. 3,000 people were murdered that year alone. And as a result of Mexico's drug war, the number of women in prison for federal crimes quadrupled. The rise of women’s involvement in drug related crime was directly linked to poverty and lack of employment opportunities; systemic problems in Juarez that escalated after the 2008 financial collapse." Commemorating International Women's Day. National Geographic chose 7 women photographers, including Katie Orlinsky, to tell stories of empowerment, ritual, and redefined beauty. To read the complete article follow the link in our profile.
Photo by @katieorlinsky / @prime_collective "Katherine Keith has had to deal with more tragedy than anyone should. How she's kept going -- with Ironman competitions and elite dog-mushing races -- shows the extreme lengths she's gone to to handle the pain." Katie Orlinsky this brave woman for ESPN. To read the complete article follow the link in our profile. #primecollective#alaska#dogs#espn
@hoffmanbrendan, and journalist @sabraayres received first prize at the Belarus in Focus 2016, in "Professional journalists" category, with their work As Belarus economy falters, Lukashenko looks West, published on Al Jazeera America. See the complete list of winners following the link in our profile.