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Photography by Daniel Chavez

Magazine Articles

Desert Leaf October 2019 A FIRST-VISIT ITINERARY FOR MEXICO CITY story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here (note: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version). September 2019, ANDALUSIAN ROAD TRIP story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here (note: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version). Desert Leaf January 2018 EXPLORING   COLONIAL   LIMA   PERU story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here (note: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version). Desert Leaf December 2016 " OUR   LADY   OF   GUADALUPE:   A   WOMAN   FOR   THE   AGES " story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here (note: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version). Desert Leaf Oct 2016 cover story " THE   SPIRIT   OF   FRIDA   KAHLO’S   CASA   AZUL " story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article (note: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version). Desert Leaf Jan 2016 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: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version). Desert Leaf Oct 2015 " POST   CARD   FROM   HAVANA " article and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here (note: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version).

Upcoming Articles

April 2020 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: SEMANA   SANTA   IN   SEVILLE ”. The article will share the spectacle that is Holy Week when the Spanish city of Seville is transformed into a moving tableau of religious scenes venerating the Passion and resurrection of Christ as well as his Sorrowful Mother’s grief. Life-size images are carried throughout the city’s narrow cobblestoned streets on pasos (platforms) resembling massive ornate floats. The economic benefit of 300,000 to 400,000 people attending processions each day throughout the week is brings in just over 240 million euros ($351 million). May 2020 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: BIKING   AND   BOATING   THE   AMALFI   COAST ”. After chatting with neighbors about their recent bike and boat trip my wife and I were Intrigued by the idea of an active holiday. The article will explore the adventure of discovering new places while biking between sites by day and making your way on a boat overnight to the next destination. After researching options we decided on a bike and boat holiday on Italy’s Almafi Coast. The article will share the exploits of cycling and boating along the area’s dramatic sun-drenched coastlines with old-world villages and indulging in the gastronomy and wines of Italy’s Campania Region. October 2020 publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: DÍA   DE   LOS   MUERTOS . November 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of Tucson’s Día de Los Muertos celebration. Inspired by the Mexican tradition that had worked its way north, Tucson’s celebration was conceived in 1990 by a Tucson artist who wanted to honor her father with a ritual that would mix a celebration of life with creativity. The article will provide readers with historical context about the custom’s origin, evolution, practices, and celebrations that occur in Mexico each year on Nov 2nd. February 2021 publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: IGUAZÚ   FALLS . I first became aware of the magnificence and immensity of the Falls while watching the dramatic opening scenes of the 1983 movie “The Mission” with Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro. Walking through Iguazú Park’s dense rainforest, teeming with its unique flora and fauna, you begin to hear the falls’ muted rumbling growing louder off in the distance. The sound and deafening roar of the water becomes a virtual orchestra of waterfalls 275 separate ones lining a curving river that stretches for 1.7 miles. Located on the Iguazú River on the border of Argentina and Brazil the Falls make up the largest waterfall system in the world. April 2021 publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: MILONGAS ”. For many individuals milongas and tango are a way of living. The article will explore a brief history of tango as a dance form and the growing popularity of Milongas as a venues or dance clubs where people gather to dance in Buenos Aries as well as in Tucson with its annual spring Tango Festival as a highlight. The article will also discuss the growing research showing the benefits of tango for individuals with neurological disorders. April 2022 tentative publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: FERIA   DE   SEVILLA ”. Traditionally starting two weeks after the pious religious processions of Semana Santa, the focus shifts 180 degrees to the merriment that is Feria. Dating back to 1847 the annual spring festival was originally established as a livestock fair for cattle ranchers to bring their livestock to market. Feria has evolved into a week-long celebration with hundreds of tents or casetas being set-up in the large open-air venue for camaraderie, revelry, the rhythmic sounds of guitar music, Flamenco, tapas and plenty of vino. The traditions and festivities of yesteryear are alive and well today!
Desert Leaf February 2020 "CELEBRATING GAUCHO CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here (note: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version). Desert Leaf October 2019 LIFE ON ESTANCIA EL CALCHAQUI story and photography by Dan Chavez, to view the article click here (note: double click anywhere on the magazine page to open the "+" tool to enlarge the print OR click on the article’s title for a typed version).