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Featured in “Tone it Down” 3/2/11
Featured in “Street Photography & Photojournalism” 4/6/11

Driving through Mexico City and saw a huge plume of black smoke fill the sky and headed towards it. I arrived moments ahead of the firemen or “Bomberos” in Spanish and before the police so I walked into this fire at an outdoor chemical storage facility with the firemen. It let me get up close and personal, maybe too close, at one time two bomberos turned their hoses towards me. I was standing on a stack of full barrels and 15 feet behind me another stack had burst into flames. I jumped down in a panic and heard them laughing and yelling “Cuidado Gringo”. In this photo another fireman off camera is spraying the fireman attacking the flames to keep him cool and prevent the flames from harming him. In the USA we contain fires and let them burn out if nobody is at risk inside I ahve been told, in Mexico they go to the heart of the fire and put it out, machismo at work for sure. I was told by the photo editor that this photo made the front page of the LA Times which I was pretty proud of at the time. Taken in the early 70’s in Mexico City, Mexico. Nikkormat camera with I think a 50 mm lens and Tri-X film. Things you do when you are young and indestuctable. :)

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