Sun Shining Through Papel Picado on the Day of the Dead
Presented by Photographer Dane Strom
The Story Behind this Photo
The sun shines through sheets of hand-cut papel picado hanging in a graveyard in Ajijic, Mexico, on the Day of the Dead.
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Day of the Dead
At first glance, El Día de Muertos might appear to be a macabre and solemn festival for remembering the dead. But Mexico’s most famous holiday is a time for connecting with the past and uniting family, both here and gone.See Collection
About The Photographer
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.