A travel journal full of voices. A photo series telling stories of daily living in a city of contrast. An spontaneous record of a new generation unafraid of living truth to themselves while battling the progress of queer rights in Mexico City (CDMX). Clementine is a photo-series that represents the hybrid, a metaphor to describe the mix of disparity, ‘is not an orange but neither a mandarin’, defines photographer and author Lars Borges.
In the words of Lars, ‘A special energy vibrates in the air of Mexico City, one that reminds me a bit of Berlin in the late 90s early 2000s. A subliminal sense of – anything is possible, everything moves. Not only culturally, but also in terms of social norms, the city is in constant evolution’.
During his one month staying in Mexico city Lars, in cooperation with Guerxs, a talents agency focused on representing non-binary and queer people, ran a personal and spontaneous project of portrait series and daily life journal. Collaborating with the Mexican youth he provides an encounter to another perspective of CDMX, one far from the clichés of a city full of wonders and contrasts.