FotoVentures
Photography by Daniel Chavez

Published Magazine Articles

Desert Leaf January 2018 EXPLORING COLONIAL LIMA PERU” story and photography by Dan Chavez, see page 14 at the following link: Desert Leaf Jan 2018 Desert Leaf December 2016 "OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: A WOMAN FOR THE AGES" story and photography by Dan Chavez, see page 42 at the following link: Desert Leaf Dec 2016 Desert Leaf Oct 2016 cover story "THE SPIRIT OF FRIDA KAHLO’S CASA AZUL" story and photography by Dan Chavez, see page 42 at the following link: Desert Leaf Oct 2016 Desert Leaf Jan 2016 cover story “SECOND CHANCE FOR VINTAGE FIRE TRUCKS” story by Alan Petrello, cover and article photography by Dan Chavez, link to Cover Photo , see article on page 42 at the following link: Desert Leaf Jan 2016 Desert Leaf Oct 2015 "POST CARD FROM HAVANA" article and photography by Dan Chavez, see page 14 at the following link: Desert Leaf Oct 2015

Upcoming Articles

Sept 2019 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: “ANDALUSIAN ROAD TRIP”. This southern most region of Spain is steeped in its popular images as the land of flamenco, ruined alcazars (castles), cavernous byzantine cathedrals, Mudéjar architecture, and bullfights. The article will share the adventure of a 10 day road trip exploring the region the cities of Sevilla, Cordoba, Rhonda, Málaga, and Granada. Oct 2019 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: “MEXICO CITY, MUST SEE MUST DO”. With an infinite number of historic sites, museums, galleries, and parks planning a trip and deciding what to see and do can be a daunting task. The article will recommend the best of the best focusing on sites each from the City’s indigenous Pre-Columbian past, its Colonial splendor, and the renaissance that followed its 19th century war for independence and the 20th century revolution. Oct 2019 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: “ESTANCIA EL CALCHAQUI”. The story provides a rare look into the activities of an Argentine estancia, including the breeding, and training of polo ponies; cattle breeding, round-ups, branding etc.; and crops (corn, soybeans and wheat). More specifically it highlights the important role of the petisero (horse grooms/trainers) in training the ponies. The piece also shares the excitement and pageantry of the fiesta at the small nearby rural town of Cuenca. The fiesta is similar to a rodeo in that it showcases the petiseros equestrian skills. Feb 2020 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: "ARGENTINA’S GAUCHOS”. Since first visiting Argentina’s small town of San Antonio de Areco in 2206 I have been captivated by its gauchos and their extraordinary equestrian skills and traditions. The article will explore Areco’s Fiesta de Traducciones, a two day festival dating back over 75 years, along with its customs of carne de res asado or grilled beef, folk music and dancing, and the amazing horsemanship of the gauchos as they compete in the events of herding, horse breaking, racing for the ring and horse training as well as the final day's gaucho parade through the historic center.