"Us & Them" photo shoot of a Zapatista commander and a couple hundred of his solders in a Zapatista Rebel encampment deep in the jungles of Palenque Mexico.
Funny side note...
Setting up shots, shooting and then tearing down takes a lot of time. During after this shot, the Zapatista convoy I was riding with left the Palenque compound and was on its way to another Rebel base about 6 hours away.
I ran for the truck as it was leaving. With 50lbs of gear on my back, I didn’t make it...
I watched the convoy disappear in the jungle with my gear bag leaving me with no money, no passport, no food, and a pathetic knowledge of the Spanish language...
So I started hiking the road in the direction of the convoy surrounded by beautiful, thick jungle and the epic sounds of life coming from the jungle.
Then after a few miles I came around a bend and there was the convoy, stopped!
It’s difficult keeping a convoy of 60+ vintage vehicles rolling smoothly on small, muddy Mexican jungle roads...
I found my truck, climbed onboard and was greeted with cheers.
- "Us & Them" Zapatista Photo Shoot.
- Wayne Belger
- Image Size
- 3300x2202 / 2.9MB
- Contained in galleries
- "Us & Them" Project. 2015 to Present.