Dancer Day of the Dead

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Isla Kriss

Twilight in the cemetry of a village beside Lake Pátzcuaro, dancers and musicians arrive to perform for the community in celebration of Day of the Dead. Chinelos are traditionally costumed dancers that imitate the Spanish colonialists, but the blue eyes and bloody nose of this mask seems to be mocking the contemporary enemy of Mexico. The "guero" or white man who buys and uses drugs. The impact of the war on drugs has affected every level of society in Mexico.

Location: Michoacán, Mexico

 

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