After 36 hours of shooting - here are some of my favorites from the all-night Day of the Dead festivities. I plan to use these photos in my upcoming feature piece "Past the Masks: An In-Depth Look at the Authentic Dia de los Muertos Celebration."
It will examine the modern-day representation of the holiday in media+pop culture - and how that has subliminally altered the foreign perception of the festival, and in many ways, how it is celebrated locally today. || While my time there was limited, it was a true honor documenting this incredible tradition. A tradition surrounding family, honoring the deceased, and respecting your elders - not masks and parades. Stay tuned for the article: