Can we the people of Nuevo León, México, indentify ourselves through a particular characteristic? Will it be possible to distinguish someone by their phenotype and assure he or she is from Ramones or Lampazos? Is there such a thing as the characteristic feature from the town of Mina? This proyect seeks answers and notions of physical classifications that satisfy theories such as the behavioral approach of Lawrence or Levi Strauss’s structuralism. This proyect is an effort to find rankings, identifications, revelations of the northern archetypes, a sort of neo darwinism through photography of people born and living nowadays in the State of Nuevo León. The main value of the images is to reveal how people make efforts to adapt to their environment; even if the physical traits can give a certain number of identifying guidelines, the prevalent aspect in the present volume is the way in which the representations allow to study the manner in which the inhabitants of Nuevo León wander and try to integrate themselves with their surroundings.
José Luis Solís