As a boy, Ed Carreon listened to family stories about Mexico from the days of feudal landowners and revolution. When he had the opportunity to live for four months in Plan de Ayala, a remote village in the state of Chiapas, he packed two Nikon F2s, a handful of lenses including those with 24mm and 35mm focal lengths, and explored the world of adobe houses, thatched roofs, hand-hewn boards, blood feuds, and family ties.
"I photographed people farming, celebrating, worshiping, fighting, and mourning their dead," he commented. Ed brings those experiences, plus the world he's seen as a newspaper and magazine shooter, to the work he does today as a portrait and annual report photographer in Los Angeles.
"The people I've seen from different walks of life have helped me to understand the common threads that run through everyone's stories."
You can see more of Ed's work at his website.
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