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Mexico in 1958

German photographer Herbert List evocatively captures life in Mexico during the 1950s

Herbert List

Herbert List Mexican peasant in adoration at a church. Totanico, Mexico. 1958.

M-MX-TOT-001 © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Indio family praying. Totanico, Mexico. 1958. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List "Early flirt". Oaxaca, Mexico. 1958. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List "Father and children". Oaxaca, Mexico. 1958. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Aztec "Los Viejos" dancers. Patzcuaro, Mexico. 1958. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Guitar player at the road-side. Patzcuaro, Mexico. 1958.

M-MX-PAT-004 © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Farmer woman with child. Toluca, Mexico. 1958. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List "Benediction of the animals". Xochimilco, Mexico District, Mexico. 1958. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Behind the Chac-Mool statue: the Mayan pyramid of Kulkulan. Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. 1958.

A-MX-CHI-001 © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Aztec Dance near the Basilica of Guadalupe. Mexico City, Mexico. 1958. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Portal of the Temple of the Warriors with feathered snakes. Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. 1958.

A-MX-CHI-002 © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. 1958. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos