Sunday, February 28, 2010

An attempt to put human relations back into "humanity"

"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity."
-George Bernard Shaw

The pictures above are part of a larger project I am currently working on that opens the doors to the lives, passions, identities, professions, inspirations and challenges of a wide range of Mexican society. This project will include film, photographs and voice recordings of all the amazing and inspiring people I have met, built relationships with and greatly admire during my time here. I have had the amazing opportunity to learn about what drives, motivates and gives life to people in my everyday life. A few people that I will interview for this project include family, fellow students, the butcher next to my house, the baker down the street, a family with an urban farm a few houses down from me, a lady who sells home-made flan to me every few days at school, a man who travels around the country selling hand-made jewelry and a woman who sells handmade and hand-painted functional art. As I complete individual stories, I'll post them on my blog to share.

I'm hoping to create a space that well shed light on the every day people of our daily lives. Many times we don't take the time to build relationships with those people who we may not know, but are those who make it possible for our world to turn....Hopefully this project will help you look those very important people, we so often take for granted, in a new way and hopefully it will foster your own efforts to build relationships-

"When you meet anyone in the flesh you realize immediately that he is a human being and not a sort of caricature embodying certain ideas."
-George Orwell

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