Photo by: Peter Kayafas
With more than 21 million people—the second largest city population on earth—more than half of whom are under 25, the vitality of the youth subculture is ubiquitous on the streets of Mexico City.
—Peter Kayafas
Photo by: Peter Kayafas
Kayafas’s explorations of an endangered vernacular architecture are at once straightforward records and unabashedly poetic meditations.
—Jed Perl
Photo by: Peter Kayafas
If his photographs reveal a classical sense of form, an insistent purity of surface, Kayafas’s outlook has fought to keep itself militantly Democratic.... O Public Road!—like some black-and-white Chinese screen—compresses decades’ travel into the folding wonder of a single trip.
—Allan Gurganus
Photo by: Peter Kayafas
There can be no relation more strange, more critical, than that between two beings who know each other only with their eyes, who meet daily, yes, even hourly, eye each other with a fixed regard, and yet by some whim or freak of convention fall constrained to act like strangers.
—Thomas Mann
Photo by: Peter Kayafas
In Cuba, what I see is a struggling, passionate, educated, creative, proud, and hungry people biding its time in the face of history and an international, political machine that has treated them and their country cruelly for two hundred years.
—Peter Kayafas
Photo by: Peter Kayafas
These images are, for me, like passages from some primal, beautiful ballet—the energy, gesture, and emotion of the narrative rising and falling with the subjects on the waves.
—Peter Kayafas
Photo by: Peter Kayafas
Like other places where there have been protracted limitations on the populace’s freedom, the human consequence of repression has had the ironic effect of preserving traditions that would likely have been replaced by new world, international trends.
—Peter Kayafas
Photo by: Peter Kayafas
The village of the dead is loquacious, its dwellers talk with the ease and humor of the living Sapanta people.
—Sanda Golopentia