Eric Mindling is not a just-scratch-the-surface kind of guy. When he takes photographs, they convey a deep sense of the people portrayed.
And when he takes tour groups to Mexico, he skips the tourist spots in favor of an authentic flavor of Oaxaca.
Mindling keeps an apartment in Ashland, but he's lived in Mexico since 1992, so he's quite knowledgeable about the culture, traditions, and challenges of life off the beaten path.
He gives a talk about his work in the Rogue Valley tonight (Friday September 22), and visits us for a chat beforehand.