Russell Monk Wins First Place in PDN Faces Contest

by Westside on July 29, 2011

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:

Russell Monk

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!

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