Photo Essays About Mexico

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Mother’s Day in Mexico

Mother’s Day in Mexico is probably not like what you’re used to wherever you come from. In Mexico, it always falls on May 10 and here in Jalisco, it’s sometimes celebrated with games in the community bullrings. Certainly, not everyone observes Mother’s Day like this, but...

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Zayacas During Carnaval in Ajijic, Mexico 2017

Another year of Carnaval celebrations in Ajijic, Mexico, has come and gone, and the masked zayacas along with it. These guys (mostly young men and boys dressed in drag) appear early each year in Ajijic during the town’s Carnaval celebrations, which stretch over several weeks leading...

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Day of the Dead in Mexico 2016

I had, as always, a blast photographing last month’s Day of the Dead celebrations. It can take a lot of effort to energize yourself to spend two days walking for hours on end, taking the bus from town to town, staying up until past midnight...

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Catrinas on the Day of the Dead in Mexico

La Catrina has become an iconic part of the Day of the Dead since its modern rendition was introduced in 1910 by printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. Each November 2, students from the local preparatory high school in Chapala, Jalisco, set up dozens of elaborate altars...

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Mexican Firework Castles (Castillos)

Have you ever seen a five-story, hand-assembled pyrotechnic castle exploding just a few meters in front of you? If not, you’ve probably never been to Mexico. But if you have, you might be asking, “Why don’t I recall seeing something like that at Señor Frog’s?”...

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Day of the Dead 2015 Gallery

This past Tuesday was the Day of the Dead, my fifth in Mexico, and as always it was two beautiful days of traditions and remembrance, during one of Mexico’s most famous, and most Mexican, of holidays. I had an amazing time going from town to...

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Fishing at Lake Chapala

Fishing is one of the important industries at Lake Chapala, Mexico, providing income and putting food on the table for some people. Though pole fishing is not uncommon, the most popular way to catch fish is with hand-thrown nets, tossed from a boat or by...