U.S. photojournalist injured after 7.1 quake in Mexico City

Longstanding photojournalist Wesley Bocxe remains injured after the building he lived on collapsed in downtown Mexico City neighborhood of "La Condesa"
Photojournalist Wesley Bocxe during an assignment in Mexico City 2013 - Photo taken from Twitter by Dario López Mills via Anita Baca /AP
25/09/2017
19:32
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U.S. photojournalist Wesley Bocxe remains severely injured after the building he lived on collapsed in downtown Mexico City neighborhood of La Condesa, in the corner of Laredo and Amsterdam streets, following the latest 7.1 earthquake last Tuesday.

A native of New York City, Bocxe covered the 1985 Mexico earthquake for Reuters, 32 years ago, and decided to settle shortly afterwards in Mexico City.

Wesley Bocxe photo of collapsed Regis Hotel in 1985 Mexico earthquake
Bocxe's wife, Elisabeth Esguerra Rosas remains missing and is believed to have died during the collapse, while 5-year-old daughter Amara remains safe as she was still at school at the time of the quake.

A gofundme initiative aims to collect USD$100,000 for Bocxe as organized by friends Santiago Lyon and J.B. Diederich, "We are appealing to all Wesley's friends and colleagues to donate what they can as Wesley and his family face a long and difficult road ahead." https://www.gofundme.com/4gloto8

Bocxe remains in the intensive care unit of Mexico's General Hospital and is expected to successfully undergo surgery shortly.

Owner and founder of camera bag systems company Newswear in 1988, Bocxe is known for his photo coverage of contemporary conflicts in Central America and Iraq, as well as Somalia humanitarian crisis, among others. Also, his work has been featured in Life, Time and Newsweek magazines.

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