Urban Portraits

Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza

Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza is the capital of the state of Puebla in central Mexico. Over the past five years the population has grown immensely with over three million inhabitants in the greater Metropolitan Area. 

It is known widely as one of the most religious cities in the country, filled to the brim with churches, it is said that the people of Puebla constructed a church for every sin. 

The widespread sense of disillusionment with the government is nothing new in Mexico, but the current governor of Puebla has done his utmost to turn the city into a giant souvenir while avoiding the people he governs entirely, flying overhead in a helicopter each day to and from his home in the mountains above the city.

In the midst of all of the political strife, the trappings of conservatism and the gaping economic inequality, emerges a new wave of counter-culturalism. From within the Pueblan civil society, acts of resistance from exceptional groups and individuals reflect a change in the city's overall culture. 

Explore these communities and their overall effect on the city in the face of daunting odds. 

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