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Death Girl

14 May 2014

Raymundo Amezcua (Los Amigos del Arte Popular) posted this photo frm  Michoacán taken in 1917 of his great-grandmother’s funeral.  While photographs of funerals, and of the corpse, were not unusual in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Amezcua writes “This image and the memory led me to make my work and look death with a more festive such as the Day of the Dead sense.”

A celebration of the tragic… the family … and the persistance of memory… if that’s not the “real Mexico”, I don’t know what is.

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