In Spanish, almost any noun can be fashioned into a verb by applying the suffix -eando. Sabadeando: Saturdaying. Domingueando: Sundaying. You’re not just going to the park on Sunday, or eating day-old chicharrines and watching fútbol hungover on your couch, you’re domingueando. You’re embodying the essence of the day.

In this collection of street photos, photographer Nikhol Esterás Roberts goes Oaxaqueando. She searches for the experience of Oaxaca in faces; in moments; in the spontaneity, surreality, and quiet quotidian poignancy of life in the streets. For so much of life in Oaxaca takes place on the cobblestones and the gray, chicharrin-and-cacahuate-littered plazas: under laurels, at festivals, in the intersection between the sacred and the banal, between people and the streets, and between the private and the public. Roberts’ work, like all compelling street photography, explores these tensions to locate the daily thrum of Oaxacan life. –Sarah


33. Don Francisco

45. On a Date dF

5. Francisco

24. Strangers aren't Strangers

14. Peeking Out

La Señora de las Paletas

El Niño and his Hat

20. Three elders

28. Cesar Rivera

38. Don Rolando

36. Saludos from the Bus

23. The Fruit Vender

6.Danza de la Pluma Guelaguetza


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