See the permanence and transformation of Mexico City’s neighbourhoods through six decades of documentation by Compañía Mexicana Aerofoto (Mexican Aerophotography Company), current photographs and cartography on the location of the most iconic neighbourhoods of Mexico’s capital.
This exhibition is comprised of aerial images, historical and current, where one can appreciate the changes in Mexico City from 1932 to the present day. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Federal District, as the capital was officially named at the time, had 300 thousand inhabitants, considerably less than the 20 million people who currently live in this city and its metropolitan area. This portrait of 42 areas of the city conveys the transformations of a landscape that used to fit within 27 km2 and nowadays encompasses more than a thousand. This exhibition includes images from our Aerophotography Collection, produced by the Mexican Aerophotography Company. It is an overview of this modern city's evolution; in other words, it shows the city's layout through its urban transformations. These have also been captured by Canon Ambassador and photographer Salvador Carmona, whose aerial shots allow us to appreciate our city's changes through the years.