Tragameluz Collective

Tragameluz Collective

Tragameluz Collective is an umbrella organization for photographers working in Chiapas, México. Tragameluz has promoted the development of visual discourses based on collective and community experiences for close to 20 years. In the absence of inclusive media spaces for photojournalism in Mexico, and given the risks of violence associated with this work, photographers have joined in collective groups. These groups support their work, provide some degree of anonymity and protection, and help articulate a communal narrative that informs local and national dialogues about social justice in Mexico.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Tragameluz Collective


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

This exhibit highlights the role of photography in creating public narratives of life struggles and social movements in Chiapas, Mexico. It builds on the media awareness generated by the Zapatista indigenous rebellion of 1994. Since then, social and political conflicts have led to displacement and confrontation, often generating multiple narratives of these events.

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