Juana Pérez Luna holds her grandson Antonio Ramírez, 3, in Chenalhó, Chiapas, Mexico. Hers is among six families from the Tsotsil community that were forcibly displaced from their homes and lived in a camp for internally displaced people for almost two years.
From left, Susana Gómez, Alejandro García and Erasto Silva publicly request that senators pass a law to address bike safety in Oaxaca, Mexico. Rally attendees printed the names of those killed in accidents on white cloths and displayed them on bicycles to honor their memory.
Fabio Vanin, originally from Italy, makes a ruby gold ring in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. He says that artisanal jewelry-making is close to extinction because most people prefer cheaper, mass-produced jewelry from well-known brands. “I make these pieces one by one. I do not use molds, I work directly on the metal,” Vanin says. “I do small series in which the pieces can be similar, but they are never the same.”
César Soto Aguilar, a nurse, collects information from school personnel before they receive the CanSino vaccine against COVID-19 in Mexico City, Mexico. The vaccination site was organized in the Vasconcelos Library, under the skeleton of a gray whale.
Mauricio Ramírez repairs a ring at his shop in Tecámac, Mexico. Ramírez says that although his business was closed for almost four months, he was able to keep operating due to demand for face-mask materials: “What saved me was the fact that I could sell elastic.”
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.
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.
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.
A Zapotec rapper who goes by Mare Advertencia Lirika performs with Ofer Sánchez in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. The concert was organized to promote search efforts for Wendy Sánchez, a local resident who has been missing since Jan. 9. “Growing up in a place where you feel safe should be a human right,” Advertencia Lirika says. “But the war is there, even if it is not being named.”
Dancer Giovanna Triana, also known as Triana Circus, performs a series of acrobatics during the Circo Pa’l Barrio festival in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico. In the state of Chiapas, events can be held outdoors with coronavirus safety precautions.
Roberto López climbs a palm tree to retrieve coconuts in San Francisco in Nayarit, Mexico. López explains that coconut palms, which take around 10 years to produce fruit, are the only trees with a fruit that provides both water and food.
Diana Laura García, center, performs the part of the skeleton “La Catrina,” an icon of Mexican culture, during a show at the National Center for the Arts in Mexico City. The performance was supposed to coincide with Day of the Dead last November, but the premiere was delayed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sebastián Pérez Girón, 6, smiles as he cares for a sheep his family owns in Chuliá, located in the Tenejapa municipality in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Pérez, a member of the Tzeltal community, is doing remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I’d like to go back to school,” Pérez says. “But I think I’ll miss playing with the sheep.”
Margarita González rolls cannabis during a workshop about the risks and benefits of different filters and paper at Huerto Roma Verde, an outdoor community center in Mexico City, on International Cannabis Day. González says, “Since I’m a pastry chef, I want to find the perfect balance to achieve the desired effect and a high-quality flavor.”
Santiago, 6, and Carolina, 10, siblings who requested anonymity out of concern for their safety, and Alexa Maya, 7, center, learn how to hula-hoop from Emily Espíndola, right, during a tianguis, a food market in the traditional agricultural area known as the chinampa zone in Xochimilco, Mexico City.
José Alonso Castro, known to his friends as Jack Ramón, performs juggling acts on Avenida Juan N. Álvarez in Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero, Mexico. Urban artists like Alonso came together on one of the city’s main streets to commemorate World Circus Day.
Martín Hernández, 8, and Alonso Prado, 10, members of the Rarámuri community, rest after dancing during a Holy Week celebration in Norogachi, Chihuahua, Mexico. Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is considered the most important festival of the year.
Zury Barrera and Abril García scoop ice cream for customers at the Bro-Vix ice cream shop in Tecámac de Felipe Villanueva, Mexico. The shop was closed for three months last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and although only eight customers are allowed inside at a time, sales have recently increased.
The interior of a foam rubber scale model of a church is displayed in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico. Juan Noé Pérez Santiz, 16, who started making models of churches in 2015, wants to study architecture.
Adriana Pascual experiments with a silk-screen printing technique at her friend’s studio in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pascual, who is preparing for her first gallery exhibit, prints pages from her diary, which document her most difficult experiences as a woman.
Ana Patricia Téllez holds her 11-month-old rabbit, Choco, as he gets vaccinated for rabbit hemorrhagic disease in Mexico City. The disease was eradicated in the country in 1993, but new outbreaks have emerged in northern Mexico. “I like spending time with him,” Téllez says. “We run together, and I throw stuffed animals for him to chase.”
Isidro Solano Bernardino makes control lines in the area’s ejido, or communal land, to prevent the spread of fires during this year’s fire season in the Llanos de Tepoxtepec community in Guerrero, Mexico. Solano leads the community’s unofficial fire brigade.
Thaya Pithaya signs a mural she painted with fellow artist Mitthu on the wall of a home in the Jardines de San José neighborhood in Puebla, Mexico. The mural represents the role homes have played during the pandemic, and the refuges and spaces for discovery they have become.