Mexican Crime Photographs from the archive of Stefan Ruiz
Published November 2015
Essay by Dr Benjamin Smith, Associate Professor
of Latin American History, University of Warwick.
120 x 160 mm
In 2010, artist Stefan Ruiz stumbled upon this treasure trove of Mexican crime photographs on a stall in Mexico City’s sprawling thrift market, La Lagunilla. Over the next six months he met the seller on repeated occasions, each time purchasing more and more of the collection.