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Roma Norte, 06700
Ciudad de México
Phone: (+52) 01 55 6725 7333
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My other pictures can be viewed in my audio-slide shows at www.chicosanchez.com If you´d like a print of any other of my photos, send a screen grab of the photo and we´ll print it for you.

Playing God

Kukenan mountain. Great Savannah. Venezuela.
Photo by Chico Sanchez
Playing God is an audio-slide show where you'll listen to bee keeper and Queen Bee breeder Alejandro Patricio García explains the importance of insects due to their pollination powers.

He also touches on the catastrophic damage that agrochemical based monoculture has leashed on our world.

He sees big agro as putting us at huge risk by "playing God" with genetically modified organisms (GMO) and spraying herbicides and insecticides that destroy the soil. He warns this is what's triggering significant changes in our weather, especially flooding. This bee keeper advises us that the only solution is to return to nature. To respect life and our environment.


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Fatima

Sharing "Fatima", a very short audio-slide show about a religious celebration in the tiny village of El Gastor in Spain´s Sierra de Cádiz, Andalusía.

Local women host the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in their homes every day of May, creating altars to place her on. Other villagers gather at the homes, sharing company and food.

Since today´s young aren´t interested in this tradition, this Our Lady of Fatima celebration from El Gastor, like many other traditional Catholic rituals, it´s likely to disappear with today´s senior generation.


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The Mystery of Life

The Mystery of Life is an audio-slide show about organic Andalusian farmer Diego Sanchez Bellido who sees magic when plants grow, and worries about the lost knowledge and interest in farming in today´s youth. "if the supermarket truck doesn´t come...What do you do? Were do you go? What do you eat?, he contemplates.


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Silence

Silence is an audio-slide show with pictures and sounds taken during Easter Holy Week in Astorga, Castilla y Leon, Spain. Includes an interview with Enrique Soto de Soto. The music is played by Banda de Cornetas y Tambores de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno y Maria Santisima de la Soledad and the pipes song is played by Banda de Gaitas Sartaina.



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Game of life

Audiovisual of the first ¨Pok Ta Pok¨ World Cup Mayan ball game in Pisté, Yucatan, Mexico in September 2015. Five teams from Belize, Guatemala and Mexico gathered to play this sacred and ceremonial sport.  Mayan ball player José de Jesús Manrique Esquivel, who organised this first World Cup of its kind, says he wants to recuperate the spirit of his ancestors and motivate young Mayans to recognise the greatness of their culture.
Game of life. The "Pok ta Pok" ceremonial Mayan Ball game
(Photo ©Chico Sánchez-All Rights Reserved)


Audiovisual of the first ¨Pok Ta Pok¨ World Cup Mayan ball game in Pisté, Yucatan, Mexico in September 2015. Five teams from Belize, Guatemala and Mexico gathered to play this sacred and ceremonial sport.

Mayan ball player José de Jesús Manrique Esquivel, who organised this first World Cup of its kind, says he wants to recuperate the spirit of his ancestors and motivate young Mayans to recognise the greatness of their culture.

Pok ta Pok is one of the most important rituals from Mesoamerican culture. The sacred ¨Popol Vuh,¨ or ¨Book of the Community¨ written around 1550 by the Mayan Quiche people in today´s Guatemala, describes the game as a representation of Divine Mayan Twins defeating the ¨Ajawab,¨ God of the underworld.


The sport is more than just a game. Before the match, players evoke the Lords of the four cardinal points: Bacab of the East for protection and health; Bacab of the West for protection; Bacab of the North for enlightenment and strength; Bacab of the South for abundant harvest, female fertility and good health for children and the elderly. Then they invoke the God Hunahpu, the most important Mayan deity, and the 13 supreme Gods for protection and abundance. They ask the Lord of Death, who reins over Xibalba, the underworld, to respect their game and not to intervene on any player´s behalf. 

The Mayan ball game was popular across Mesoamerica and is played with one´s hips or arms. Different regions play by different rules. The goal is to shoot the ball through a ring on the wall, which ends the game.

The ball, made from a rubber tree, represents the movements of the sun and other stars, and can weigh anywhere between half a kilogram and four kilograms.

Pok ta Pok is one of several varieties of the Mesoamerican ballgame, a ceremonial game played since 1,400 B.C. by the pre-Columbian natives from this ancient civilisation. At least 1,500 ball courts have been found in the Mesoamerica, which is today´s southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador y Belice, western Honduras, Nicaragua y Costa Rica.


Teams
“Ek Balam”, Yo Creek, Belize
San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Dirección General de Educación Física, Guatemala
“Pucxical Keej”, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México
Chapab de las Flores, Yucatán, México

Interview
José de Jesús Manrique Esquivel

Shaman/H-mem
José Guadalupe Tecam

Mayan Songs and Prayers
Lorenzo Moisés Díaz Alcocer

Flutes
Song: Ru q´ojom ya´(Water Music song)
Played by: Ajpop Tijax & Josué Cristal
From Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Drums
Prehispanic band, Chapab, Yucatán, México

Locations
Yaxchilán, Chiapas, México
Toniná, Chiapas, México
Cobá, Quintana Roo, México
Chapab, Yucatán, México
Ek Balam, Yucatán, México
Chichén Itzá, Pisté, Tinum, Yucatán, México
Grutas Balankanché, Tinum, Yucatán México
Tepetlixpa Seed Bank, México State, México
Museo Nacional de Antropología de México

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The Mayan Prophecy of the Fith Sun

An entomologist from Portugal would have never guessed he would walk into a Mayan prophecy carrying all the signs they were waiting for.

His half wilted face. His broken tooth. Even the timing of his arrival to Merida, Mexico.

The Gods could not have arranged it any more perfectly for him to realize that everything was happening according to plan.

He was the boy who played with the bees and who as an adult was given Mayan secrets on how they cared for the insects.

Today he uses this ancient knowledge to help humankind help nature reestablish its balance.


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