Forest Zayaco III

Presented by Photographer Dane Strom

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  • Forest Zayaco in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico art print
  • Forest Zayaco in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico art print
  • Forest Zayaco in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico art print

The Story Behind this Photo

Abel Romero Pérez dressed as a zayaco (a traditional character from the town of Ajijic, Mexico) which appears during the yearly Carnaval celebrations. He’s wearing a wooden mask which his brother carved. In an age of Hollywood and Halloween masks, he and his brothers help maintain the zayaco tradition of elegant dress and masks made from wood.

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Forest Zayaco in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico art print

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The Masked Sayacas of Ajijic, Mexico

These cross-dressing, flour-throwing masked characters chase kids through the streets every Carnival, a tradition unique to the town of Ajijic, Mexico.

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About The Photographer

Dane Strom

Dane Strom worked for seven years as a newsroom editorial assistant at The Denver Post in Colorado before he left the United States and moved to Central Mexico in 2010.

Since then, he’s been photographing the traditions, holidays and people of his adopted town, commited to spreading the beauty and rich culture of Mexico around the world.

His work, which has appeared in galleries and museums in many countries, has also won awards in contests judged by photographers and curators such as Steve McCurry, Peter Turnley, and Susan Spiritus.