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Chiapas Racers

AUGUST 3, 2000. CHIAPAS, MEXICO. Youngsters race alongside a freight train that Central American stowaways call "The Beast". Everyone around me on top of the hopper car clapped and whistled as the kids galloped through the verdant Chiapas countryside. I struggled to focus and compose with a 200mm lens as my ride lurched from side to side. From a burst of 5, this frame captures a noble horseman, his radiant passenger, frayed reins and unreachable stirrups of their borrowed horse. The editorial backstory is the joy the 30-second sprint gave the migrants. And the beast beat "The Beast". (Photograph by Don Bartletti)
Chiapas Racers