Musica Mexicana.

  • Photographer
    Benjamin Elwes, Mexico
  • Prize
    Bronze Winner in Life Style/Street

As a visitor to Mexico, I began photographing instinctively, responding to the novelty of a new country. In part I wanted to reflect Mexico’s idiosyncrasies as they appeared first hand. For me the black and white analogue images impart a timeless quality, testament to a culture resilient to change with its values firmly rooted in the past, rich with its own long, extraordinary history. For a country that suffers great pain, music is ubiquitous and acts as an instant remedial balm, wherever it is heard, uplifting the soul, whether the street, restaurant or a band of serenading Mariachis.