A guest post by Joss Mandryk
Photographing Buenos Aires and the people of Buenos Aires is a dream, never before have we come across a people so eager and willing to be photographed. Their very nature, proud, handsome, outgoing and multicultural, makes photographing portraits in Argentina’s capital a very rewarding experience.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after Greater São Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent. Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the third-largestconurbation in Latin America, with a population of around thirteen million.
The city of Buenos Aires is not a part of Buenos Aires Province, nor is it the Province’s capital, but an autonomousdistrict. In 1880, after decades of political infighting, Buenos Aires was federalised and removed from Buenos Aires Province. The city limits were enlarged to include the towns of Belgrano and Flores (both are currently neighborhoods of the city). The 1994 constitutional amendment granted the city autonomy, hence its formal name: Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires). Its citizens first elected a Chief of Government(i.e. Mayor) in 1996; before, the Mayor was directly appointed by the President of the Republic.
Source : wikipedia
Photographing Buenos Aires
Rubbish sweeper in La Boca
Choripan seller in La Boca, Buenos Aires. These guys are the lifeblood of the city.
Tango Dancers in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
Believe it or not you do come across Tango dancers a lot when exploring the city.
An old milongeuro, enjoying the evening.
Tango dancing at Milongas is a popular past-time for the people of Buenos Aires.
‘Viejas’ or old ladies in Buenos Aires
Father and child in front of Buenos Aires street art
Children playing football in La Boca, Buenos Aires