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Magazine Articles

November 2023 Desert Leaf Magazine: “THE GIANT KITES OF SUMPANGO, GUATEMALA. S tory and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . ( Note: to enlarge the print for easier reading, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner). uly/August 2023 Desert Leaf Magazine cover story: CLAUDE MONET - ART, GARDEN, LIFE.” Story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). Dan is proud to note that his image of Monet’s water garden was featured on the cover, to view cover photo click here . June 2023 Desert Leaf Magazine: “THE RITUAL CANDLES OF TEOTITLAN DEL VALLE, MEXICO,” s tory and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). April 2023 Desert Leaf Magazine cover story: “PATRONATO SAN XAVIER: STEWARDS OF TUCSON’S WHITE DOVE OF THE DESERT.” Story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). Dan is proud to note that his San Xavier Dome image was featured on the cover, to view cover photo click here . March 2023 Desert Leaf Magazine: “MARIACHI’S 200-YEAR JOURNEY,” Story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). July/August 2022 Desert Leaf Magazine cover story: “THE CAROUSELS OF PARIS,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). Dan is proud to share that his Eiffel Tour Carousel photo was featured on the cover, to view cover photo click here . March 2022 Desert Leaf Magazine: “REVITALIZED MÁLAGA,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). April 2022 Desert Leaf Magazine: “CELEBRATING LIFE IN SEVILLA,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). To view a short 4 min Feria de Sevilla slide show with more images and traditional music please click here March 2022 Desert Leaf Magazine: “CELEBRATING PHOTOGRAPHY IN PARIS,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). November 2021 Desert Leaf Magazine: “THE ARTISANS OF GUATEMALA’S LAKE ATITLAN,” story and photography by Dan Chavez. To view article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner making it easier to read). October 2021 Desert Leaf Magazine: “DELIGHTING IN THE SITES OF PUEBLA, MÉXICO. story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the zoom+ symbol in the lower left-hand corner making the print easier to read). May 2021 Desert Leaf Magazine: “CUSCO, PERU–GATEWAY TO MACHU PICCHU,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the zoom+ symbol in the lower left-hand corner making the print easier to read). April 2021 Desert Leaf Magazine: “ TANGO STEPS IN,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here . (Note: to enlarge the print, click the zoom+ symbol in the lower left-hand corner making the print easier to read). Dan is proud to note that his tango couple photo was featured on the cover, to view cover click here . February 2021 Desert Leaf Magazine: “THE MIGHTY IGUAZÚ FALLS,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print you can click the zoom+ symbol in the lower left-hand corner making the print easier to read). December 2020 Desert Leaf Magazine: “BIKING AND BOATING THE AMALFI COAST,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print you can click the zoom+ symbol in the lower left-hand corner making the print easier to read). October 2020 Desert Leaf Magazine, “TUCSON’S ALL SOULS’ PROCESSION RE-IMAGINED,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the print you can click the zoom+ symbol in the lower left-hand corner making the print easier to read). April 2020 Desert Leaf Magazine, “SEMANA SANTA ALONG THE COBBLESTONES OF SEVELLE,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  To view a short 3 min Semana Santa slide show with more images and traditional music please click here .   February 2020 Desert Leaf Magazine, " CELEBRATING GAUCHO CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  October 2019 Desert Leaf Magazine, “LIFE ON ESTANCIA EL CALCHAQUI,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  October 2019 Desert Leaf Magazine, A FIRST-VISIT ITINERARY FOR MEXICO CITY ,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  September 2019 Desert Leaf Magazine, ANDALUSIAN ROAD TRIP ,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  January 2018 Desert Leaf Magazine, EXPLORING COLONIAL LIMA PERU ,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  December 2016 Desert Leaf Magazine, " OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: A WOMAN FOR THE AGES ,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  Oct 2016 Desert Leaf Magazine cover story, " THE SPIRIT OF FRIDA KAHLO’S CASA AZUL ,” story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  Jananuary 2016 Desert Leaf Magazine, cover story SECOND CHANCE FOR VINTAGE FIRE TRUCKS ,” story by Alan Petrello, cover and article photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article, see to see article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version).  October 2015 Desert Leaf Magazine, " POST CARD FROM HAVANA ,” article and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here (Note: to enlarge the article print you can double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool OR click on the article’s title for a larger type PDF version). 

Upcoming Articles

2025 publication date TBA, Desert Leaf Magazine: “THE VOLADORES DE PAPANTLA.” The article will share the story of the ceremony of the Voladores (‘flying men’). This ritual ceremony/dance performed by the indigenous Totonac people in the eastern state of Veracruz, to express respect for and harmony with the natural and spiritual worlds. 2025 publication date TBA, Desert Leaf Magazine: “ECHOES OF TRADITION: THE VIBRANT PULSE OF OAXACA'S GUELAGUETZA FESTIVAL." The Guelaguetza, is a vibrant and culturally rich celebration that showcases the diverse traditions, music, dance, and cuisine of Oaxaca's indigenous communities 2025 publication date TBA, Desert Leaf Magazine: "LEGACY OF LOVE: FAMILY TIES AT THE HEART OF QUINCEAÑERAS." This significant celebration in Latin American cultures, marks a young girl's transition from childhood to womanhood on her fifteenth birthday. It is deeply rooted in tradition, symbolizing the girl's maturity, readiness for new responsibilities, and the family's pride in her growth. 2025 publication date TBA, Desert Leaf Magazine: “A WALK THROUGH TIME: EXPLORING SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE'S HISTORY, COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE.” A WALK-THROUGH TIME: EXPLORING SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.” Discover one of Mexico’s most artistic cities as you join experts to explore San Miguel De Allende’s magnificent architecture, local crafts markets and historic center.
June 2024, Desert Leaf Magazine cover story: “D-DAY’s 80TH ANNIVERASARY--A TIME TO REMEMBER.” S tory and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . ( Note: to enlarge the print for easier reading, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner). Dan is proud to note that his image of Normandy Beach’s American World War II Memoiral is featured on the cover, to view cover photo click here . January 2024, Desert Leaf Magazine: “MEXCIO CITY’S GRAND FLOWER MARKET.” S tory and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click   here . ( Note: to enlarge the print for easier reading, click the Zoom+ symbol in the lower left hand corner).