TOKYO-2020 Portfolio / Personal

In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time - Accidental Victim of Drug Gangs

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay, Gold in Editorial/General News, Gold in Portfolio/Personal
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Prof. William Snyder This entry is very nice and well-done. It just needs a tighter edit and it would exceptional. Too many redundant images.

  • Photographer
    Eduardo Lopez Moreno
  • Agency / Studio
    Social Photoghrapher
  • Technical Info
    Leica M10, 50 Mm
  • Photo Date

A man like anyone else, good, drunkard, according to his wife, was sitting on a bench in the main square of his town in the wrong place at the wrong time, when two rival drug gangs confronted each other, taking by accident his life. This happened in a remote rural area in the central part of Mexico, in the State of Jalisco. A place where traditions from a century ago are preserved, as it is the case with this burial documented by several pictures throughout the process in the family home of the deceased. Traditions in the most remote areas refuse to disappear altogether.

I am an architect, with a master in sociology and PhD in urban geography. I studied photography nearly 40 years ago. I am preparing a book of photography entitled “Streets of the World and Their People” with short narratives accompanying the photos. I am a social photographer. ( I like to travel and meet the world with its streets and its people, but the part that responds to my interest, my vision and philosophy of life. These images are a look at someone's world, a journey into their space and their life; an attempt to build a a story without affection, but part of a social commitment.