When a car crashed near his father's Mexico City restaurant, sometime in the 1940's, the thirteen year old Enrique Metinides rushed out – not to help, but to take pictures. And when a staff photographer from La Prensa duly arrived, he invited the teenager to join him as an assistant at the paper. So began the career of one of Mexico's most celebrated photojournalists. Though perhaps 'tabloid photojournalist' might better (and more sniffily) describe him – Metinides made the shock-horror of the city's abundant daily crime scenes, suicides, explosions and crashes his own.

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