Neil Pyatt arrived in Mexico in 1996 after completing a Master of Philosophy degree in Social Anthropology at Darwin College, Cambridge, with the thesis 'Nineties Fashion: A Postmodern Element in Contemporary Popular Culture?' In 1997 he founded The Grasshopper, the English-language supplement of the then Oaxaca-state newspaper, Noticias Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca, whilst simultaneously creating and implementing this newspaper's and southern Mexico's first daily-updated online news source. Upon developing an exchange programme for students of Cambridge's Modern and Medieval Language Department to edit The Grasshopper for one year as part of their degree course, he began work as a freelance writer, journalist and advertising creative for numerous bodies in the news, culture, tourism and not-for-profit sectors. Clients include global brands such as Lonely Planet as a commissioned expert collaborator and Domino's Pizza as the sole copywriter in this brand's first ever Web banner campaign in the United Kingdom. In 2007 he became the Sports Editor of The News, the only national English-language Newspaper in Mexico, before returning to Oaxaca in 2009 as Consulting Founding Editor for the, by then, Grupo Noticias Voz e Imagen inter-state news portal, noticiasnet.mx. He has written a television situation comedy and a documentary on Oaxacan immigration. His doctoral dissertation was submitted in December of 2011 at Loughborough University School of the Arts titled 'Hybrid Agency: Postmodern Contemporary Art from Oaxaca, Mexico'. Dr Pyatt currently writes and translates for various artists, galleries and publications and also the Oaxaca state government's Secretariat for Culture and the Arts, La920 Radio in Houston, Texas amongst others A brief portfolio of a wide range of projects can be found at sidestepthenorm.com/portfolio.html
Day of the Dead, San Felipde del Agua, Oaxaca, 2016
Front page story. Recent revelations confirm Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's hypocritical behaviour concerning immigration in the United States.
What Mexican immigrants are doing to oppose Donald Trump
Fashion show end scene, Mexico City, 2014.
Interview with rock singer Demian Galvez of Centavrvs for la920, July 2015.
Commissioned Lonely Planet punditry.
Political analysis of PRI's first ever defeat in Oaxaca.
Mexican rock group, Zoe, in Spain for the first time.
Neil Pyatt presenta una copia del manuscrito de Postmodernismo En El Arte Contemporáneo Oaxaqueño.
Legalise marijuana march, 2015
Legalise marijuana march, 2015.
Neil Pyatt guides us through Oaxaca's Galeria Estaban Chapital, from the exhibition of prints from the Guacha Bato workshop in Guadalajara to the new printmaking workshop being developed inside the gallery itself.