Lost Waters. Before Venice, Tenochtitlan existed as canals and in the 1870s so was Mexico City. Pictured here is the Canal de Santa Anita or La Viga in what is now downtown in the Mexican capital, Citizens and villagers traded maize, sugar, vegetables, flowers and other products, still practised today. However, today the surface waters are 98% gone. All the rivers that fed these canals once from the hills in the Valley of Mexico are either gone, direly polluted or and then transformed into underground sewage canals flowing all across the city.

Circa 1873. ©INAH/All Rights Reserved. Mexico City, Mexico.

Paradox of Selfies. Remembering the #WorldCup in Brazil. An hour before a peaceful public-debate in downtown São Paulo, anti-riot police were already getting ready. Locals passed by for selfies.

©2014 Carlos Cazalis/All Rights Reserved. São Paulo, Brazil.

More Rain Over Tenochtitlan. Hernan Cortes must have marveled at the dimensions of the Valley of Mexico when he crossed the path separating the volcanoes of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl into the a basin with five lakes. Today the rain still comes and the lakes are gone in our arrogance to conquer.

©2014 Carlos Cazalis/All Rights Reserved. From the Rain Series. Mexico City, Mexico.
Shot on a Fuji X-T1 

40 Tones A Week Of Your Garbage. Mexicans in Mexico City are dirty people. They pollute the few remaining waterways, or open sewage canals like mad. They also leave enormous amount of garbage on the streets of the capital everyday, either from the simple throwing it out the window of their car to the street markets and the street vendors who carelessly think it will all wash away. The problem is it does! and it ends up in the gutter and clogs up the underground drainage canals, causing floods. Yesterday we went out to Pump North Zone A and at the gate canal I could easily see sofas, tires, refrigerators, car parts, bottles galore and a sea of styrofoam alongside children’s toys.

©2014 Carlos Cazalis/All Rights Reserved. Mexico City, Mexico.
Shot on a Fuji X-T1 

After the Rain. The mega city shines on, and the mist of rain lingers beyond. Look far into the sun and you see the horizon, the mountains, the valley, the land, the earth you so often forget we live upon.

©2014 Carlos Cazalis/All Rights Reserved. Mexico City, Mexico.
Shot on a Fuji X-T1 

Rain in the West. Summer rains swell over Mexico City and with the rains, we are supposed to get green summer lawns, but here in this megalopolis we have made the soil impermeable and with it damaged are the aquifers, the forrest, the lakes we once had, for a jungle we say we love and hate and think it all makes sense.

©2014 Carlos Cazalis/All Rights Reserved. Mexico City, Mexico.
Shot on a Fuji X-T1 

Goodbye to the Jungle. We had our fun and games, we learned to live like the animals in this jungle where we play. We learned to find whatever we may need. You can have everything you want but you better not take it from me. I will hear you scream. Goodbye São Paulo.

©2014 Carlos Cazalis/All Rights Reserved. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Shot on a Fuji X100S