Gold 2020 / Editorial / General News

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

  • Photographer
    Eduardo Lopez Moreno
  • Agency / Studio
    Social Photographer
  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/General News, Silver in Portfolio/Personal

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 like to travel and encounter the world with its streets and its people, but the part that corresponds to my interest, my vision and philosophy of life. My photos are a look at someone's world, a journey into their space and their life; an attempt to build a story without affection, , as part of a social commitment. My images aim to reunite us with the common man, using a simple visual grammar that reveals the value of the everyday hidden life. Images that are the time of the people and the people in their time.