Stumbling upon this fascinating scenario of how residents were able to drive out a group of cartel-associated loggers out of their town, Toronto-based photographer Brett Gundlock was lucky to be able to capture this alluring story in his Mexican cartel photo series.
Sharing with the world a heartwarming instead of horrific story about Mexico, Gundlock photographs the small town in Mexico and its remarkable residents that were able to take control of their own town in this 'El Pueblo' series. In the Mexican cartel photo series, we see how the tiny town of Cherán was exploited by loggers from a local cartel up until 2011 and how they were finally able to drive them out.
“I was intrigued by how Mexico is represented in our media and viewed by our society. I began traveling through the country with the sole goal of understanding the causes of the current situation," says Gundlock.
This Mexican Cartel Photo Series is Alluring and Candid
1. Empowering Local Communities - Exploring how residents in Cherán took control of their town highlights the trend of empowering local communities to effect change and protect their interests.
2. Documenting Underrepresented Stories - Brett Gundlock's Mexican cartel photo series showcases the trend of documenting underrepresented stories, shedding light on lesser-known narratives that challenge stereotypes.
3. Visual Storytelling for Social Impact - The Mexican cartel photo series by Brett Gundlock exemplifies how visual storytelling can be used to create social impact and raise awareness about important issues.
1. Photography - The Mexican cartel photo series presents a potential disruptive innovation opportunity for photographers to use their craft to tell impactful stories and catalyze change.
2. Social Activism - The Cherán residents' successful drive against the local cartel in Mexico highlights a disruptive innovation opportunity for individuals and organizations in the field of social activism, emphasizing community empowerment.
3. Media and Journalism - Gundlock's exploration of Mexico and the representation of the country in media offers a disruptive innovation opportunity for the media and journalism industry to challenge prevailing narratives and present alternative perspectives.