A photographic experiment. By Chico Sanchez


Chabelita. World you stay there! I’m going!

Audio-slide show about Isabel Alarcón, known as Chabelita, and the home for the elderly women where she resides in Mexico City. This 99-year-old woman has taught me a few life lessons and that above all else to accept life as it is.

I’d like to share something she told me when I wasn’t recording:
"A human being is like a windmill. To last one must be in constant movement, jumping, running, walking, up the stairs, then down…always moving." This is her secret to reaching age 99.

Working on this story made me realize how much knowledge and wisdom is lost and forgotten in old folks homes. I could have done a different story on every single woman who lives there.


(Source: youtube.com)