We love the work of photographer Diego Huerta. We’ve told you about the amazing images he takes of Mexico, reminding people that this country is beautiful in so many ways.
In 2016, he posted an image of the “most beautiful” girl in Mexico. Her name is Adriana and he said this about her: “In my journey through South Mexico, in a town locate in the middle of the Chiapas’ mountains I found the most brilliant eyes that I have ever seen. The beauty of this girl was similar to the panoramic views I was able to appreciate every time I turned around. She’s deaf, the way to communicate with her was by signs. It is no mystery that the beauty of the true Mexican woman is way above all beauty contests.”
As a photographer, Huerta has captured the most stunning images of Mexico, but this picture of Adriana captured the attention of the world.
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The most beautiful girl in Mexico | La niña mas bonita de México In my journey through South Mexico, in a town locate in the middle of the Chiapas' mountains I found the most brilliant eyes that I have ever seen. The beauty of this girl was similar to the panoramic views I was able to appreciate every time I turned around. She´s deaf, the way to communicate with her was by signs. It is no mystery that the beauty of the true Mexican woman is way above all beauty contests. With your help will be able to create a historic photographic book of the Mexican native groups. If you don't know about Native Nation – Kickstarter campaign, I invite you to click the link on my bio. En mi viaje por el sur de México, en un pueblo ubicado en medio de la sierra Chiapaneca me encontré con los ojos mas brillantes que jamás haya visto en persona, la belleza de esta niña era similar a los paisajes que uno puede apreciar a donde quiera que voltee. Ella es sorda, las señas fue nuestra manera de comunicarnos al momento de retratarla. Con tu ayuda podremos crear un archivo fotográfico que nos permita rescatar y preservar el valor real de los pueblos nativos en México. Para conocer más de Nación Nativa haz click en el vínculo en mi perfil.
Her eyes is what stunned most people. They’re illuminating and so wise. Her image, in particular, her eyes reminded people of another famous image.
In 1984, journalist Steve McCurry captured an image titled “Afghan Girl” and it’s truly iconic.
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Steve McCurry, Afghan Girl (c.1984) Afghan Girl is a 1984 photographic portrait by journalist Steve McCurry which appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic. The image is of an adolescent girl with green eyes in a red headscarf looking intensely at the camera. It has been likened to Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa and has been called "the First World's Third World Mona Lisa".The image became "emblematic" of "refugee girl/woman located in some distant camp" deserving of the compassion of the Western viewer.#SteveMcCurry #AfghanGirl #SharbatGula #NationalGeographic #NatGeo
Photographer Diego Huerta didn’t lose sight of the Mexican girl that he captured so long ago. He updated his followers on what the most beautiful girl in Mexico looks like today. And naturally she is still as stunning as ever.
“México is more than Chapo Guzmán, tacos and Cinco de Mayo. México is more than you can imagine. México is bigger than any kind of wall, México is more than you can imagine,” Diego wrote on his Instagram.
We cannot get over how beautiful she is. And while we know that one person cannot define beauty for an entire country, Diego’s composition and subject is what makes his pictures of Adriana even more incredible to witness. For that alone, she is truly beautiful.