Sé que ya pasó el día de muertos, pero había hecho esta pequeña animación y por problemas con mi computadora no pude subirla esa fecha, pero después de muchos meses aquí está.
Dia de muertos, or day of the dead, in Oaxaca, Mexico. As a photographer, I sometimes find myself trying to stay on the right side of a thin line, striving to photograph people in a dignified way, and not exploiting them for my own purposes. This woman was not in the cemetery to be photographed by me, but to celebrate the life of a loved one. Communication between us, with my limited Spanish, was not easy, but I did feel like she consented to having her picture made. A little while later, when a number of tour busses, packed with tourists, arrived, the mood changed dramatically. I left feeling ashamed of the people trampling the graves, and small shrines with offerings, for the dead, and not wanting to be associated with them. It seemed as though the tourists felt like the local people were there to put on a display for them, and a sacred tradition was nothing more than another attraction. The next day, I got up at 4am, and drove to a small village. When I arrived, I was allowed to follow a procession through town, to the cemetery, and make pictures of something that has been happening for millennia. Through the generosity of the people in this village, I felt like I was given an opportunity to photograph something authentic. #diademuertos#dayofthedead#oaxaca
The colours of our sugar skulls are so vivid and bright that people often ask us if they glow in the dark. Our answer is always the same: No, they do not glow in the dark. If it were so, then Mexico would glow in the dark. This is just the Mexican colour palette.
As seen in this gorgeous picture of a woman wearing a typical chiapanecan dress.
Reposted from @bee.traveler ESTO ES CHIAPAS ♥️
Portando orgullosamente el vestido típico de chiapaneca en la Fiesta Grande de Chiapa de Corzo.
Translation: THIS IS CHIAPAS ♥️ Proudly wearing a typical Chiapanecan dress at the Chiapa de Corzo Great January Feast