Mexico City, an early victim in the colossal downfull suffered by many Latin American, African and Asian capitals, is the backdrop for the work of Belgian photographer Wilfried Vandenhove. Vandenhove has lived for years in neighbourhoods housing some of the poorest people in Mexico City. These chaotic settings contain the most haunting examples of the precariousness in which human life can exist. His stark photographic essays throw a harsh light on the appalling urban scene whose inhabitants are forced to live in conditions of profound and morally indefensible squaler. Inevitably condemned to social invisibility, their sole presence in images projects the despicable abyss we have contrived to create and strive to ignore.
C Photo Magazine