Casimiro Mena, Crystal City, Texas

My uncle Casimiro Mena of Crystal City, Texas displays his vintage tattoos.


I took these photos of my uncle Casimiro Mena in 2002.  I heard gossip during my stay that Casimiro used to run marijuana from Mexico into the US back in the day. He passed away a year after taking these photos in Crystal City, Texas. He was well into his 80s. I have enjoyed taking documentary photographs since the sixties. Even though these photographs were taken in color, I converted them to black and white. Like many photographers, I love the look.
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