Yesterday, a plastics factory essentially blew up in Soyapango. "Soya", as it's known, aside from being one of the largest municipalities in El Salvador, is one of the most dangerous and corrupt. The mayor of Soyapango is known as "El Diablo Ortiz", or "the devil Ortiz". There are some nice places in Soyapango, but the local government has essentially forgotten the people and local infrastructure and the whole area is like some kind of red headed stepchild.I'll plan to revisit his site regularly.
Anyway, this plastics factory went up in flames. I first snuck into the fire itself, but this proved kind of lame and didn't provide any real overview of the fire. I happened to get a great point of view from this by running through the house of someone behind the factory and climbing on their roof directly behind the factory, and was lucky to get the cover shot of the paper the next day.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
El Mundo in El Salvador. He has a blog where he shares some of his photos and writes about some of the subjects. His work is striking. Here is an excerpt from his most recent blog entry: