This group of photographs was taken during a brief visit to the Ocotlan, Oaxaca, market in 1966. They were shot with TriX and a Pentax H1a. In those days black and white gave one much more creative control than color slides, and was affordable. Only a few of this group managed to survive a half century of neglect. The pensive woman in the middle has always epitomized for me the fact that human dignity knows no income, wealth or social status.
© Rupert Chambers