Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Abigail reviews Enrique Metinides

Jaralambos Enrique Metinides Tsironides is a Mexican photographer known for his stark and often grisly depictions of life in Mexico City. He worked as a photographer from 1949 to 1979 as part of the "Nota Roja", shooting arresting photos of crime, murder, airplane crashes and other disasters for Mexico City tabloids.

Enrique Metinides was born to a family of Greek immigrants in Mexico City on February 12, 1934. He published his first photo at the age of twelve, earning him the nickname "El Niño". A year later, he became an unpaid intern under the crime reporter for the tabloid newspaper La Prensa, beginning a prolific five decade career in photography.

As a photographer of accidents, disasters and tragedies, 70 years old Enrique Metinides has spent more than fifty years taking pictures of every tragedy imaginable in Mexico City.

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