Dia de los Muertos

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    Dia de los Muertos. This is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and remembers family and friends. It is similar to our Memorial Day but much more festive. They really celebrate the lives of their ancestors and friends.

    Ofrenda. (Look at this in the largest size)

    This ofrenda was constructed in remembrance of women killed along the Texas/Mexico border. I believe there is one sugar skull for every women who has been found dead. The symbolism is strong, powerful and controversial. Each skull has the name of one woman killed in the Juarez, Mexico area. Unfortunately little has been done to stop the carnage. The installation was presented at Dia de los Muertos in 2006 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. This ofrenda is the creation of Kristina Gonzales and her students at New Futures High School in Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM.

    See a companion shot at www.flickr.com/photos/tejedoro_de_luz/485141106/

    See more photos of Dia de los Muertos at:
    www.flickr.com/photos/tejedoro_de_luz/sets/72157608113566...

    This display commorates the lives of the women who have been killed in the border area of USA and Mexico. Can we stop the Killing??

    See this companion shot. www.flickr.com/photos/tejedoro_de_luz/1841534561/

    www.flickr.com/photos/tejedoro_de_luz/sets/72157608113566...

    bgendler79, karl_eschenbach, and 119 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Lucy Nieto 79 months ago | reply

      Bellísima. ¡Gracias! Puedes ver un mosaico que hice con tu fotografía aquí:
      Día de Muertos en México publicada en Flickr.

    2. bookish in north park 79 months ago | reply

      wonderful shot!

      Mexican Folk Art

    3. NW-X 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Global Spirit, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    4. KQED News 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The California Report: Day of the Dead, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    5. Diann* 79 months ago | reply

      ...and this one is wonderfully done.

    6. writerswife 78 months ago | reply

      May I use this for a presentation for my students?

    7. Glen's Pics 78 months ago | reply

      What do you teach? You may use this. There is another image here that you may also use. www.flickr.com/photos/tejedoro_de_luz/1841534561/

    8. Leonard John Matthews 78 months ago | reply

      provoking and challenging comment and image.

    9. shrek1364 77 months ago | reply

      wye were thay killed?

    10. Glen's Pics 77 months ago | reply

      Shrek. I am not an expert on this situation but almost all were raped, many were tortured in some manner. The killings have been occuring over several years and are still happening. The Mexican governments have done little to investigate. Just girls from the interior who came to the area to find work. One theory is that it is the work of multiple serial rapist/killers.

    11. Tacoma Art Museum 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Tacoma Art Museum. This month we are collecting images related to Día de los Muertos, and we’d love to have your photo added to the group.

      See the October photo call for details on tagging.

    12. renee.gasch 65 months ago | reply

      Greetings from Amnesty International in California. I am writing because we are organizing an art exhibit to raise awareness about violence against women. Would you be interested in submitting your work to our exhibit? Please contact me if you'd like more information: svaw.norcal@gmail.com.
      Thanks for considering,
      Renee Gasch
      Amnesty International

    13. Sienna Wildfield (www.HilltownFamilies.org) 55 months ago | reply

      I'd love to see this display. We recently made these with our kids:
      Learn how to make Mexican Sugar Skulls

    14. matilde.m.s 55 months ago | reply

      Hello
      I'm teacher of Spanish langage. This picture I had used it to illustrate a post on my blog.
      palabrastendidasalviento.blogspot.com/2009/10/dia-de-muer...
      Thanks for this beautiful image.
      I'll remove it if you doesn't agree

    15. stay-at-home-gypsy 55 months ago | reply

      Beautiful story, wonderful picture, and thank you for setting up this group. Sometimes I think this ceremony is getting pretty kitschy and commercialized here, but it's still a wonderful one, and I look forward to seeing what emerges in this group!

    16. cc_daily_pic 54 months ago | reply

      I good explanation always enhances good picture. I blogged your picture to celebrate "Dia de Muertos", if you don't mind...

    17. Glen's Pics 54 months ago | reply

      I am pleased that you chose to blog this image. The credit should go the artist that created it, Kristin Gonzales. Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in most of the Central and South American countries and also in many U. S. states. It is not just a Mexican celebration. In New Mexico it is a major cultural and personal event. I have many friends who celebrate the day with much joy and rememberance of loved ones. These celebrations are very moving.

    18. Glen's Pics 54 months ago | reply

      Sienna, Offrendas are usually destructed a day or so after the celebration. In New Mexico that usually means November 2.

    19. Nathaly Souza 38 months ago | reply

      Lindissima imagem

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