Bronze 2020 / People / Family (Non-Pro)

Back Steets of Taxco

  • Photographer
    Kathleen Gerber
  • Agency / Studio
    Independent Photographer
  • Prizes
    Bronze in People/Family

Taxco is just 100 miles southwest of Mexico City and is one of Mexico's most beloved colonial towns. Perched on steep hillsides, Taxco was once a silver mining town and is now best known for its silver craft. Taxco is picturesque with white stucco buildings with red-roof tiles, winding cobbled streets, antique churches, and romantic little plazas. And if you venture further off the beaten path you will find these sweet family moments as I did in this image. This image was taken with an infrared camera which registers essentially "invisible light." Taxco, Mexico

I have always appreciated photography have spent decades exploring and refining my eye for seeing, respecting, and capturing the beauty around me. In fact my journey with photography has exposed me to some amazing moments that frankly are not sufficiently captured with the lens but are powerful memories that stay with me. I have found myself drawn to photo essays since still photography is a powerful way to translate conditions and experiences between different cultures. I am motivated and dedicated to using my skills as a photographer to tell powerful and meaningful stories that evokes action