Photojournalist Wesley Bocxe Seriously Injured in Mexico Earthquake
Photojournalist Wesley Bocxe was seriously injured when his apartment building in Mexico City collapsed during this week’s earthquake. He is hospitalized with multiple injuries and awaiting surgery but is expected to survive. His wife Elizabeth Esguerra Rosas is reported as missing. Their 5-year-old daughter Amara was at school when the earthquake struck and was not injured.
Wesley Bocxe and his wife Elizabeth Esguerra Rosas.
Bocxe’s friends and colleagues have started a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help with his expenses as he has lost his home and is facing extensive treatment and recovery. So far, nearly 500 people have contributed in the last two days. J.B. Diederich and Santiago Lyon are coordinating the fundraiser.
Bocxe has worked for a number of photo agencies over the years, often covering conflict regions, especially in Central America. He settled in Mexico City in the ‘90s. He is also the founder of Newswear, a company that makes camera bag systems designed especially for challenging environments.