Russell Monk’s Mexican Portrait series has been recognized by PDN magazine and garnered the top prize in the Editorial/Celebrity division of their annual Faces Competition. Here’s the spread from the the August issue:
The copy reads:
These are two portraits from a series of the people I’ve met in my little part of Mexico. They were all captured in my daylight studio.
Above: “Garlic Man” wanders the streets with strings of garlic around his shoulders. He is a fairly common sight about town.
Right: Pedro is the caretaker and the gardener at the local playground. He is also a singer and sometimes wanders the streets and restaurants plying his trade. He had polio as a child and has an extreme limp. He is a lovely man.
We’ve been fans of this work for a long time but it’s certainly nice to see it recognized by PDN. Congratulations Russell!