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Alex Coghe: Barrio

"Because when you live in the barrio, you belong to barrio forever."

A barrio in Latin America is considered any suburb or popular neighborhood. When I use the term barrio I mean not a unique neighborhood, but any place we can consider as barrio. I have lived for 6 years in a barrio of Mexico City and I have come to realise that the barrio can be a state of mind – an attitude. In the barrio there are particular codes you need to know.

Where I live there is a saying “if you lived in a barrio, you are from the barrio forever” and I think is true, because to live in a barrio is something different and in a certain sense it transforms you into a different individual. With this approach I try to make my photography, at the boundaries of these places, trying to capture the essence of the real Mexico.

 

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