Adolfo Pumarejo

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Europa 21
Location: Tampico, Mexico
Nationality: Mexican-American
Biography: Adolfo Pumarejo is a 19 year old mexican-american photographer currently living in Tampico, Mexico. He has been working in several proyects since 2013 when he first began street photography.  As of 2016, he has been working on the proyect... read on
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Europa 21
Credits: adolfo pumarejo
Date of Work: 06/06/17 - 07/20/17
Updated: 11/11/17
Location: Europe

Europe: A continent with rich history, fascinating architecture, and beautiful people. With so much to offer, it is no wonder that it continues to be romanticized worldwide.

But it raises a question: how is it truly any different than the rest of the world? Every continent has rich history, marvelous people, and so much to offer.

In a world transformed by the rise of technology, authority, globalization, terrorism, multiculturalism, and politics, it seems that  we are all moving towards chaotic unification, even through opposition and staunch differences in opinions and values.

Through this massive unification, we are obligated to live in the present while feeling impotent about these ongoing dynamics of change that loom over us.

Europa 21 conveys that even with these looming powers, people live their normal lives. Even with the knowledge that everything can change from one second to the other, and even then it seems they find peace with this. Europe is no exception to this rule.

While governments worldwide threaten to start wars; a man takes his child to school, a woman wakes up to go to work, both of them wait in traffic while chatting with family members on their cellphones. Both are seemingly happy with their everyday life.

And this is because, with the powerlessness that is often felt in our modern society there is only one simple thing left to do: enjoy life. Because ultimately, that is the one thing we can actually do as citizens of the world.


Adolfo Pumarejo

‪Europa: Un continente con riqueza histórica, fascinante arquitectura y gente hermosa, con tanto que ofrecer. No es de extrañarse que Europa continúe siendo idealizado en todo el mundo.

‪Pero, uno se pregunta, ¿cómo es realmente diferente Europa del resto del mundo? Cada continente tiene la misma riqueza, su fascinación, personas maravillosas y mucho que ofrecer.

‪En un mundo transformado por el incremento de la tecnología, la autoridad, la globalización, el terrorismo, la multiculturalidad y la política, parece que nos estamos moviendo hacia la unificación caótica, incluso tras la oposición y las fuertes diferencias.

‪A través de esta unificación masiva, estamos obligados a vivir en el presente mientras nos sentimos impotentes ante esta dinámica inminente y continua de cambio.

Europa 21 transmite que, incluso con estos poderes que amenazan, las personas viven vidas normales y simples cada día, sabiendo que todo puede cambiar de un segundo a otro e incluso parecen poder encontrar paz con esto. Europa no es una excepción a esta regla.

‪Mientras que los gobiernos en el mundo amenazan con iniciar guerras; un hombre lleva a su hijo a la escuela, una mujer se despierta para ir a trabajar, ambos esperan en el tráfico mientras conversan con los miembros de su familia por teléfono. Ambos, aparentemente felices en su vida cotidiana.

‪Y esto se debe a que, con la impotencia que uno siente, solo queda una cosa sencilla: disfrutar de la vida, porque realmente, esto es lo único que realmente podemos hacer como ciudadanos de este mundo.


Adolfo Pumarejo

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