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The magic of lucha libre in London through Roger Alarcon’s Lens

by Viridiana Marin Marin

Lucha Libre in London Through Roger Alarcón’s Lens” was not just an exhibition; it was a journey. It was a chance to witness the vibrant fusion of Mexican and British culture, a celebration of the passion that drives the world of wrestling, and a visual masterpiece crafted by a talented photographer.

Roger Alarcón is a master of his craft, took us on a thrilling journey into the world of “Lucha Libre.” His photographs captured the essence of wrestling in a way that was not just visually stunning but also emotionally resonant. From the colorful masks to the acrobatic feats in the ring, Roger’s lens transported us to a world of passion, power, and pride.

Hosted in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy, the event was a true Mexican celebration. The room was a melting pot of Mexican expats living in London, alongside passionate English wrestling fans. It was a meeting of cultures and a fusion of fandoms, and the result was a shared sense of excitement and wonder.

The presence of wrestlers added a special layer to the evening. It was a testament to the global reach of Mexican wrestling, and the camaraderie among wrestling enthusiasts was palpable. It’s not every day you get to rub shoulders with the masked heroes of the ring, right?

And then, there was the unexpected surprise: “el luchador el hijo del santo” sent his warm regards through a video message. His presence, even in digital form, was a testament to the community’s unity and the respect Roger Alarcón has earned throughout his career.

For those who couldn’t make it on the 17th, there’s good news. The exhibition will reopen on the 21st at the Embassy of Mexico’s Cultural Pop-Up, 8 Halkin Street, SW1X 7DT. It’s a second chance to experience the thrill of “lucha libre in London” and immerse yourself in this world beautifully captured by Roger’s lens.

Now, it’s time to ask the burning question: are you a rudo (a wrestling baddie) or a técnico (a good guy in the ring)? You decide! And if you’re wondering where to go to catch a live Lucha Libre show in London, don’t miss Lucha Britannia for all things wrestling in the heart of London.

Lucha Libre in London Through Roger Alarcón’s Lens was a night to remember. Don’t miss it this 21st of October.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out other exciting articles and explore our world of Mexican culture.

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