Kenya Dominates New York City Marathon 2014

NYC Novemeber 2nd. 2014. New York City Marathon once again dominated by Kenyans in the Male and Female divisions: Wilson Kipsang, with an un-official time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 59 seconds won first. Second place was Lelisa Desisa and

Mary Keitany of Kenya won the women’s title, overtaking countrywoman Jemima Sumgong with about a half-mile to go. It was her first marathon since 2012 after the birth of her second child.

Keitany won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds — 3 seconds ahead of Sumgong, which would match the closest finish in the history of the women’s race.

El Maratón de Nueva York, fue nuevamente dominado porlos Kenianosenel la división de HombresydivisionFemeninas: WilsonKipsang, conun tiempono oficialde2 horas, 10minutos y 59 segundosganó el primer puesto. El segundo lugarfueLelisa Desisay el 2010ganadorGebreGebremariamterminoen tercer lugar.
María Keitany de Kenia ganó el título femenino, superando a su compatriota Jemima Sumgong con cerca de media milla para ir. Era su primer maratón desde 2012 después del nacimiento de su segundo hijo.
Keitany ganó en un tiempo no oficial de 2 horas, 25 minutos, 7 segundos – 3 segundos por delante de Sumgong, que marca el final más cerrado en la historia de la carrera femenina.

NYC November second 2014. First and second places of NYC Marathon 2014 at the moment of their entrance at Central Park.

NYC November second 2014. First and second places of NYC Marathon 2014 at the moment of their entrance at Central Park.

NYC November 2014. Entrance at Central Park. of the 2010 winner Gebre Gebremariam who finished in third place today.

NYC November 2014. Entrance at Central Park. of the 2010 winner Gebre Gebremariam who finished in third place today.


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I was born and raised in México City, where the mixture of cultures gave birth to the nation that we know as México. My grandmother was the last in my family who spoke fluent Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. Due to the racism in those days, she never taught her daughters the language, and therefore, we, as a family, lost our cultural heritage. I have been involved, however, with the indigenous world, even though I do not believe this happened by coincidence. I have a background as a graphic designer, one credit short of a BA in Graphic Communication Design from the National School of Visual Arts, National Autonomous University of Mexico (ENAP-UNAM). While in a Photographic Workshop at the University Center of Cinematographic Studies (CUEC-UNAM), I met a photographer who changed my life forever: Ignacio “Nacho” López. I can still see how strongly he influences me when I develop my work in my digital darkroom. I have also had the opportunity to share marvelous moments with photographers like Dolores Alvarez-Bravo, Hector García, Lázaro Blanco, and Walter Reuter who introduced me to the etnia Triqui in Oaxaca, Mexico (Triqui Nation). I traveled and worked as Reuter's assistant for several years. I moved to New York City in 1993, which was a dream of mine for years. Here I have had the opportunity to collaborate with newspapers, magazines, and several news organizations, as well as literary publications. I also have been working as a photographer-consultant for the United Nations headquarters in New York City for the past six years at the openings of the General Assemblies. I spent endless hours in my darkroom, even mixing my own chemicals blowing up my prints back in my hometown; skills that I apply today in my digital work with attention to detail. I hold a BA on Communication and Culture from the School of Professional Studies at the Graduate Center City University of New York class of 2010. I consider myself as a Photojournalist with a Humanistic approach; I have an opportunity to rapidly built rapport with my subjects allowing me to break the barriers of language and culture; this open the doors for me to get a glimpse at their experience on their daily life and activities. Taking advantage of the old school and the digital imagining, I take the Previsualization of an image as taught by Anselm Adams with the algorithms of the new digital era and combine them to enhance what I see and experience at the moment of capture. My experience as a printer in Black and White darkroom, has allow me to choose the right material to support my imaginery. Using the Canon Pro9500 MarkII with it’s high-performance, high-density 7680 nozzle FINE print head that produces ink droplets as small as 3-picoliters for stunning, true-to-life images. The Canon LUCIA ink system guarantees archival photo life up to 100 years. All this in a 100 % acid-free cotton paper as the Moab Somerset enhanced velvet 225gsm. In 13” by 19” prints that I sale as fine art. As freelance Photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Am always open for the booking of my expertise and for hire anywhere in the world as I hold two passports as Mexican-American and a driver’s license for the State of New York.
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