El Xolol, Tancanhuitz de Santos. SLP. Diciembre 2015

El Xolol, Tancanhuitz de Santos. San Luis Potosi. Diciembre 2011

This idea from the Mexican Revolution theorizes that the laws of the land are always in favor of the powerful. Over time many have decided to tackle their own conflicts, which were generated by an immature political system that seems to be always on the right side of the law. La Ley del Monte as a process of reflection; by visiting and revisiting historically charged areas and those who are developing their own today’s history, the project seeks to address all the leads that construct what we know today as a war on drugs. Shot in Chihuahua, Yucatan Peninsula, San Luis PotosI, Guerrero, Michoacan and Mexico City between 2009-2017. The project is constructed by historical images, documents, newspapers, still photographs and a 3-channel video installation. It has been exhibited as a solo show in Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City and the Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo from Oaxaca.

Alfredo Terrazas, nephew of Colonel Alfredo M Terrazas, poses for a portrait in his house in San Luis Potosí. The Terrazas, who were representatives of Díaz in the Huasteca, deserted after the government denied them land for milpa to local farmers, later

My uncle Alfredo Terrazas, nephew of Colonel Alfredo M Terrazas, poses for a portrait in his home in San Luis Potosi. The Terrazas, who were representatives of Porfirio Diaz in the Huasteca Potosina, deserted the army after the government denied land for a group of local farmers. Later Colonel Terrazas joined Francisco Madero and lead the offensive in Tamaulipas at the beginning of the Mexican Reovolution, where he died of a bullet in the lung after returning to the trenches riding a black steed. San Luis Potosi. December 2015

A Tejano wedding takes place in Tekit de Regil, an old henequen hacienda. Merida, Yucatan. November 24, 2012

André Lagrave "El Galo", a Franco-Yucatecan bullfighter, during a bull fight at the San Salvador Cattle ranch. Rio Lagartos, Yucatan. January 21, 2014

The head of a decapitated elephant sits in a pool at a hunter's house. San Luis Potosi. October 26, 2007

Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi. February 15, 2012

Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosí. México. 07 de septiembre 2012.

Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi. 2012

Workers of the town hall performs flag ceremonies in the main garden. Axtla de Terrazas, San Luis Potosi. January 7, 2013

A young man arrested by the community police of Ayutla de los Libres receives medical attention. He was taken to a collective popular public trial with other prisoners and authorities of regional communities. The trial was held in the community of El Mezon, in a basketball court. Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, January 28, 2013

Carlos Spector, a lawyer and activist for the migrants rights in South Texas, won the first case in the United States of political asylum for a Mexican. Spector explains how a cholo, along with his girl, threatened him to death outside his office in downtown El Paso. El Paso, Texas, December 14, 2011

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, February 2015

House of Marisol Valleys after she escaped cartel threats looking for asylum in the United States. Praxedis, Valle de Guadalupe, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. December 15, 2013

Military fair. Mexico City, Mexico. February 6, 2011

View from an abandoned building in front of the Monument to the Revolution, one day after the presidential elections. Mexico City, Mexico. July 2, 2012

Optical illusion trick that simulates the decapitation of a public volunteer during the 3 magic kings fair of Tizimin. Each year, the Mayan population worshiped three deities: Yum Chaak (rain), Yum K'aax (agriculture) and Yum Ik (wind). Later, when the Franciscan convent of the Holy Kings was founded, these deities were replaced by the three men: Melchior, Gaspar and Baltazar. Tizimin, Yucatan. January 8, 2012

The body of a man and a narco message were found on the federal highway Acapulco-México, at the height of the colony La Cima. Next to him were three black bags with a cardboard box. That week elections for governor of the state were held. Angel Heladio Aguirre Rivero (PRD) was elected as governor. Acapulco, Guerrero. January 29, 2011


Captain CJ Montane, prior to a tour at the Narco Museum of SEDENA. Mexico City, Mexico. September 10, 2009

The hand of a federal deputy carrying a Rolex leans on the back of a partner during the ordinary session of the Chamber of Deputies in San Lázaro. Mexico City, Mexico. February 3, 2011

A crowd manifest outside the offices of national headquarters of the PRI, their discontent with the election of Enrique Peña Nieto as president of Mexico, in what is believed to have been a massive fraud. Mexico City, Mexico. July 2, 2012

A foreign journalist records in audio when Enrique Peña Nieto, candidate for the PRI, is announced as the winner of the Mexican presidential election. Mexico City, Mexico. July 1,  2012

After two years of the disappearance of the 43 students of the Raul Isidro Burgos school of Ayotzinapa, thousands marched calling for their presentation alive and for the resignation of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. México City, México. September 26, 2016

A man uses a mask of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a Mexican independence day party. San Luis Potosi, September 16, 2012

The cattlemen of Tecoanapa, near the municipality of Ayutla, voted in favor of the local militias providing security, after they were extorted by criminals through the cattle leader of the region. Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, January 27, 2013

Members of the community police of Periban de Ramos and Los Reyes enter an avocado producer ranch during the search for a methamphetamine laboratory. Pico de Tancitaro, Michoacan, February 1, 2014

After the Ayulta villagers and the surrounding area rose up in an armed revolt against criminal groups and state and federal authorities, life returned to normality after many years of insecurity. A wedding makes its way along the streets. Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, January 26, 2013

A dummy sits at the Narco Museum runed by SEDENA, showing how  puppy field plantation looks like . México City, Mexico. September 10, 2009

A band prepares to play during a popular party in an area used mainly for the cultivation of avocado. The area is controlled by community police and is under the narco avocado trade war. Los Fresnos, Michoacan, February 25, 2015

After receiving threats from criminal groups, Marisol Valles - then head of the police in her hometown- left office. In March 2011 she arrived at the border and said: "I am Marisol Valles and they want to kill me, we come to seek asylum". Texas. December 14, 2011

Burning of the old year. Picholco, Axtla de Terrazas, San Luis Potosi, January 1, 2013

"Rene and his digital magic" play at a baptism ceremony of a family of community hunters. Yokdzonot, Yucatan. June 2, 2013

A man looks inside a garbage can in the historic center of Ciudad Juarez. Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. September 7, 2011

Fenceless border at the Big Bend area. Terlingua, Texas. February 16, 2016

LDM solo show at Centro de la Imagen. Mexico City, Mexico. July 20, 2017

Commemorative pins of LDM

LDM solo show at Centro de la Imagen. Mexico City, Mexico. July 20, 2017

LDM solo show at Centro de la Imagen. Mexico City, Mexico. July 20, 2017

LDM solo show at Centro de la Imagen. Mexico City, Mexico. July 20, 2017

LDM solo show at Centro de la Imagen. Mexico City, Mexico. July 20, 2017

LDM solo show at Centro de la Imagen. Mexico City, Mexico. July 20, 2017

LDM solo show at Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Oaxaca, Oax. February 8, 2018

LDM solo show at Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Oaxaca, Oax. February 8, 2018

LDM solo show at Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Oaxaca, Oax. February 8, 2018

LDM solo show at Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Oaxaca, Oax. February 8, 2018

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