Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City Featured in i-D

i-D highlights Joseph Rodriguez’s Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico City, a photography book documenting Mexico City’s sex workers in the 90s

Joseph Rodriguez documented the lives, desires and spirituality of the people inhabiting the dangerous La Merced district.

“From Joseph’s interactions with these sex workers over time, he formed deep connections beyond what the casual observer could see. In his black-and-white images, he captured literal and figurative close ups and spoke with a range of sex workers which included women over the age of 50, trans sex workers and male prostitutes, the conversations ranging from poignant to light-hearted. “The gay sex workers were much easier to know since Ruben knew a few of them so we got friendly and went to parties and went out with them.” He adds, “The trans sex workers were very sensual and they loved to be photographed.””

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