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Photography by Daniel Chavez

Magazine Articles

October 2019 Desert Leaf Magazine, 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). 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: 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 Desert Leaf Magazine, 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). January 2018 Desert Leaf Magazine, 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). 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: 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). 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 (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). 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: 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). October 2015 Desert Leaf Magazine, "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

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 provide a brief history of tango as a dance form and the growing popularity of Milongas as venues or dance clubs where people gather to dance. The gatherings are popular in Buenos Aries as well as here 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 2021 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!
April 2020 Desert Leaf Magazine, SEMANA SANTA ALONG THE COBBLESTONES OF SEVILLE”, 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). To view additional images and listen to the music of Semana Santa 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: 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).