Minneapolis-based photographer Andy Richter—who turned his lens on Oaxaca for AFAR’s March/April 2017 feature story “Time Traveling in Oaxaca”— has a long history with the Mexican state. Since his first visit nine years ago, Richter has only become more enamored with the place and its people. Here, he shares his Oaxacan dream and a selection of photos from throughout the years.
“The first time I ever visited Oaxaca was for a photography workshop in 2008. I’d studied Spanish in university, and I’d lived abroad in Venezuela while I was in school, but I didn’t really know Mexico that well. I met my wife, Selma, in that class—she’s from Oaxaca, and much of her family still lives there.
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