Myles Estey is a freelance multimedia journalist covering Mexico and Central America and the Senior Editor and co-creator of Makeshift Magazine.
After working in Liberia from 2008 – 2010, Myles has been based in Mexico City since May 2010. Here, Myles focuses on politics, cultural movements, underground markets and the social ramifications of the region’s ongoing drug war.
Myles continues to write articles, shoot fotos, produce radio and co-produce video on a wide range of issues across the country for outlets such as CBC Radio, The Toronto Star, PRI’s The World, Global Post, Monocle, GRN, The Surfer’s Journal, as well as on several longer projects.
Since becoming fascinated by the inner workings of post-war Liberia’s street commerce, Myles has been documenting life in the world’s informal and underground economies. The most recent incarnation of this work has been Makeshift Magazine: A Journal of Hidden Creativity, which Myles created along with Steve Daniels, and where he currently works as Senior Editor and Photo Director. This quarterly magazine and multimedia project looks at specific examples of homebrewed creativity and ingenuity from hidden corners around the world.
Myles is based in Mexico for the coming years, and is available for freelance assignments in the region.