Would You Be Willing to Wrestle in an Old Garage for the Chance of Winning $12?

In Guatemala City, wrestling is more than just a fun pastime, it is a way of life for many in marginalized and poor neighborhoods.

Jorge Luis Chavarría is a photographer in Guatemala City who is documenting the lives of luchadores in the Guatemalan capital city. Why? Well, being a luchador in Guatemala City doesn’t equate to glam or fame, instead these people are getting in the ring week after week in old garages and homes. They fight to get a break from their daily struggles of working as taxi drivers and factory workers trying to make enough money to care for their families.

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Chavarría’s photos take you into the lives of those fighting in the ring to win about $12. But it’s more than the money. They are also in the ring to get a break from the struggles they face on all the other fronts.

“It does not have the glamour that it had when I was a child,” Jorge Luis Chavarría told The NYTimes. “But it is their passion.”

Learn more about Chavarría’s work here and check out he full “Luchas Diarias” photo album here.

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