Here’s What ‘Mexico’s Most Beautiful Woman’ Looks Like 6 Years Later.
Photographer's names are not often remembered by people but their work makes an impact in our minds and hearts. Who can forget Steve McCurry's famous photo of the Afghan girl that made the cover of National Geographic's magazine on June 1985 or the heartbreaking photo taken by Nick Ut of a burned and naked nine-year-old girl running from a South Vietnamese napalm attack in 1972?
These images are cemented into our own memories of the people that live in different parts of the world. Photographers hope their images capture a moment in history that will serve as a moral reminder, a celebration, or the push to fight for human justice.
In 2011, photographer Diego Huerta trekked around Mexico with his camera.
He wanted to bring attention to the over 31,000 lives taken during President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs and its victims.
He took special interest on the indigenous people of Mexico in the series 31 Mil Retratos Por La Paz.
It translates to 31,000 Images For Peace.
During his trip, the Texas resident found himself in a market in the town of Copainalá in Chiapas.
Huerta didn't know that his venture further into the corridors of the market was going to change his professional life and meet a mesmerizing little girl.
"In my journey through South Mexico, in a town located in the middle of the Chiapas' mountains I found the most brilliant eyes that I have ever seen," he wrote of the encounter.
"The beauty of this girl was similar to the panoramic views I was able to appreciate every time I turned around. She´s deaf, the way to communicate with her was by signs," he said of the little girl. "It is no mystery that the beauty of the true Mexican woman is way above all beauty contests."
Huerta dubbed her "La niña mas bonita de México."
The most beautiful girl in Mexico.
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