José de Jesús “Chucho” León Hernández is a part of Mexico City's nightlife. For over twenty years he has been photographing the city's vibrant music scene, the carryings-on at underground venues and gay clubs, the newcomers and leavers, rising stars and departing legends.more
His subjects vary from the young and beautiful to the queer; from drug- and sex-driven exuberance to Mexico's eternal and omnipresent flirtation with death. Although Chucho's work is included in some of Mexico's major collections, it has yet to receive the recognition it deserves. Vida puts José León on the map in Mexico, where international recognition is often a prerequisite for recognition at home.