Maria Enriqueta Arias : Wishes & Hopes for 2017



As we near the new year we’ve asked a special guest every day to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and to tell us about one photograph that best captures the year for him or her. It’s an assortment of treats for you to enjoy and contemplate as we all reflect on the year that has passed and conjure our hopes and wishes for the new year to come. It’s our way of sharing the sweetness of the season and of saying ‘Thank You’ for inspiring us throughout the year.

Mexico City based writer and cultural interlocutor Maria Enriqueta Arias studied journalism, acting, and communications before landing gigs with PangeaSeed Foundation, Juxtapoz Latin America, and her current position as managing editor at Instagrafite. Maria Enriqueta’s enthusiasm about the scene is infectious and her eye well attuned, so it’s good to learn what image she chose to share with us for the year-end.

Artist: Ericailcane
Mexico City, Colonia Roma
July 20th, 2016
Photograph by @enriquetarias

I love this picture of Ericailcane’s most recent mural in Mexico City because it is not only located in my neighborhood, but because he’s one of the most committed artists and urban artists nowadays.

His work in Mexico always has an amazingly touching message about the social and political issues occurring in Mexico at the moment. He cares about the country and he’s so involved with Latin American culture that his pieces reflect perfectly his position and his critiques of this system.