Arecibo, Puerto Rico
This wall is part of the “Mediocre” series. It’s an old photo that is hanging on the wall of a gym of the town. Arecibo is a small town on the north coast of the island. In the past years the U.S. built shopping centers around the area. This closed all the small businesses of the area and forced people to leave the town because there were no more job opportunities. Now the town is practically a ghost town with a very beautiful and strong feeling of home from those who still remain there. It is surrounded by water, the sea on one side and a large river on the other, and has a beautiful, reminiscent mix of architecture. I felt like the boxer represents a similar feeling: the local hero that at the moment gained popularity and perhaps signified pride but with time is forgotten and remains in the memory of some photo hanging on the wall.