Native indian dancing at the Day of the Dead festival photo

In past posts I’ve mentioned the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico. Its also held in other Latin countries as well. However in Mexico it’s a really big thing. Even though it’s more well known roots are Catholic, it has been traced back to indigenous origins as well which is probably why these guys are so enthusiastic  This is one of my fine art photos that are a bit alternative. I’ve hardly touched the photo since taking it so what you see is what I took in camera.

Native indian dancing at the Day of the Dead festival in San Miguel de Allende

Native indian dancing at the Day of the Dead festival in San Miguel de Allende

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Day of the dead models in San Miguel de Allende Mexico photo

On a previous post on San Miguel de Allende I mentioned that I was there for the day of the dead (Día de los Muertos) festival. Everywhere you go in Mexico in the weeks preceding the festival, you will find various incarnations of skeletons from full size to these small models I came across in San Miguel’s market. The origins of the skeleton used in this festival are a bit hazy but are considered to be as recent as the 18th or 19th century when a newspaper published a poem about a cemetery. Whatever the reason is, it makes for a colourful and almost macabre sight. 1/60 @ f4 75mm ISO 250

Small models on sale In a San Miguel de Allende market in Mexico ©2013 Nick Katin

Small models on sale In a San Miguel de Allende market in Mexico ©2013 Nick Katin

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