Catrina on the Day of the Dead
Presented by Photographer Dane Strom
The Story Behind this Photo
A woman dressed as a catrina during a contest for the Day of the Dead in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Jalisco, Mexico.
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Catrinas on the Day of the Dead
The image of the catrina originated as a voice of popular criticism against Mexico’s 19th-century privileged class. Today, the catrina is a unique part of the Mexican identity and on the Day of the Dead, some people dress up with black and white face paint and elegant clothes.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.