In The Heat is a subjective depiction of Panama's urban landscape. The series interrogates how personal experience influences the ways one negotiates, and ultimately represents a place. Panama’s presence in the collective unconscious is frequently limited to its canal, exotic sceneries and recent political history. The title is meant to allude to the capital’s humid climate, but also to my bittersweet stay of two years. The narrative avoids the typical imagery highlighted by the travel industry, in which color is used to promote prepackaged experiences, leaving out whatever contradicts that illusory lifestyle.