Images from 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides.
Often likened to Weegee, Metinides was a photographer for a Mexican tabloid and other publications for much of his career. When he retired, he began exhibiting his newspaper work in galleries around the world.
In spite of what at times comes across as a jaded attitude — the sort of hard-boiled exterior one might expect from a veteran crime photographer — in other ways he is also naïve. Though all his life he made a living (and in a different context, he now makes a much better one) creating a spectacle of death and the misfortunes of others, he marvels that murders and accidents attract “people [who] would come out to stare and buy ice cream like at the movies.”