Juan Baez and José Luis Arribas prepare meat for customers at the Mercado de San Telmo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “I have been working here for 52 years,” Arribas says. “What I like most about this work is speaking with people. Now I’m waiting on my customers’ grandchildren.”
Magno Morales and Oscar Bautista, members of Colectivo Chuvajetik, paint a mural to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Oyunchimeg Lutbat paints flower details on the frame of a yurt, or ger, in Erdenebulgan soum, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Oyunchimeg, who owns a woodworking business with her family, says, “We have been working at a wood factory from generation to generation, and now we are making everything that can be made of wood.”
A tattoo artist who goes by the name Jagger tattoos Luis Villarroel in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. Jagger, the town’s only tattoo artist, says the perception that tattoos are only for gang members has changed in the last few years.
Ariunjargal Sainbuyan gives Khorolmaa Urtnasan the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Dalanzadgad, the capital of Umnugovi province, Mongolia. According to its website, the province has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country.
Malena Szabo, right, holds a sign shaped like a teacher’s smock during a protest in front of a school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Educators organized the protest to demand virtual classes and coronavirus vaccines after the death of fellow teacher Silvina Flores.
Mayra Bernal, a member of CDMX Animal Save, offers water to pigs at Rastro Frigorífico La Paz, a slaughterhouse, in Los Reyes la Paz, Mexico. “We came to be with these animals who are on their way into the slaughterhouse, even if it’s just for a moment, to give them a little bit of love and attention – something they’ve been denied since birth,” Bernal says.
Oswald Mpande makes a reed mat in Luanshya, a town in Copperbelt Province, Zambia. Mpande says Luanshya has few employment opportunities and the mat-making skill he learned from his father has helped him earn a living.