Monthly Archive for October, 2013

Rosendo Clemente

Rosendo Clemente,72, caretaker of the Santa Maria Atzompa cemetery. The scene of a big fiesta coming tomorrow night. Dancing, drinking, socializing all honoring the dead..the life of the party. @davidalanharvey #burndiary

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Preparation for Day of the Dead in Atzompa, Oaxaca. The mood in these small towns outside of Oaxaca City is what I would describe as laid back festive. Things will happen when they happen. Only the gringos care what time it is. Sip some mezcal, eat a tortilla with beans, listen to the music, watch the clouds build up on the mountain ridge, and ask for no more.

Photo by: David Alan Harvey

Dark City Streets

Dark City Streets

It was late and it smelled late and alone I walked through the dark city streets.

Photo by: David Alan Harvey

 

 

Oaxaca City, Mexico

Oaxaca City, Mexico

Oaxaca City, Mexico readies for Day of the Dead fiesta. All about family life…A celebration of family gone by. Street scenes always a tableau of family. Young and old mix freely in this culture. A certain sweetness always my impression.

Photo by: David Alan Harvey

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Self Portrait

Self portrait saturday afternoon

Photo by: @slmanan

Miguel Angel Sanchez – The Box

Miguel Angel Sanchez

The Box

[ EPF 2013 SHORTLIST ]

This is a selection taken from the first part of “Gaza after war” project.
This project portrays the characters and daily life of people that nobody remembers after they leave breaking news.
A project where photos are like paintings that overcome the past, the present, and the future.

 

 

Last november 2012 I covered the war in Gaza. We suffered bombing, we met victims, families, we saw the suffering… but when the war was over, we left.. like everybody.. I decided to come back again with all my studio equipment to settle a studio in Gaza, in order to talk about the people that we met during war.

I center and focus on the characters that take part in different conflicts – and on  the most important aspect to me: what happens to the people when journalist leave the conflict area and we forgot about them.

 

 

Bio

Miguel Angel Sanchez (Madrid 1977), Spanish photographer based in Cairo since 2009.
For years he combined his development as an artist with his work in a commercial photography studio, until, in 2009, he decided to completely turn over to his creative side and opened his own photography studio in Cairo (Egypt). His studio in Cairo is the base where he works and prepares projects developed in Egypt for the last four years, but he is also a study itinerant photographer who takes his workspace to any corner of the world: Asia, Middle East or black Africa. The Gaddafi war in Libya, the Ulu Pamir besieged by the PKK in Turkish Kurdistan, the Gaza Strip after Israel bombing and Lebanon after Hariri are some of the ports reached by Studio Al Asbani.
Miguel Angel Sanchez also combines his work as a studio photographer with photojournalist and cameraman in conflict zones where he covered the war in Libya, the Egyptian revolution and the Gaza Operation Pillar of defense, among others.

 

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Llama Egg Head

Photo by: @slmanan

Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Oaxaca. Getting ready now to work on my book Song of Oaxaca. Shooting and mentoring students simultaneous. My fav combo.

Asado Asado

Asado, asado, asado….