Maybe I am partial, because he is a good friend, but I believe that Federico Gama is the best photojournalist working in Mexico City today. He has an incredible eye for Mexico City street life (and an admirable trigger finger, to catch the appropriate moment that goes by in a second when he is shooting on the sidewalk). Moreover, we have worked together frequently enough that I know he has an engaging and sympathetic manner. Only the most hard-hearted or mistrustful person would say no to him when he approaches and asks if he can take a portrait.
Check out his website, or better yet, go to the Casa Rafael Galván Gallery, on calle Zacatecas 94 in the Colonia Roma, where his exhibition Identidades en el espejo (Identities in the Mirror) opens this Thursday, June 12, at 7 pm. The gallery is open from Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. Federico's show will be up until the 20th of September, although the gallery is closed from July 28 to August 25.