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:

    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/


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    1. mundane order [deleted] ages 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.

    2. KQED News ages 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.

    3. Diann* ages ago | reply

      ...and this one is wonderfully done.

    4. writerswife ages ago | reply

      May I use this for a presentation for my students?

    5. Glen's Pics ages 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/

    6. Leonard J Matthews ages ago | reply

      provoking and challenging comment and image.

    7. shrek1364 ages ago | reply

      wye were thay killed?

    8. Glen's Pics ages 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.

    9. Tacoma Art Museum ages 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.

    10. renee.gasch ages 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

    11. Sienna Wildfield 112 months ago | reply

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

    12. matilde.m.s 111 months ago | reply

      I'm teacher of Spanish langage. This picture I had used it to illustrate a post on my blog.
      Thanks for this beautiful image.
      I'll remove it if you doesn't agree

    13. stay-at-home-gypsy 111 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!

    14. cc_daily_pic 111 months ago | reply

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

    15. Glen's Pics 111 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.

    16. Glen's Pics 111 months ago | reply

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

    17. Nathaly Souza 95 months ago | reply

      Lindissima imagem

    18. Daniela Frendo 41 months ago | reply

      Hello Glen, I have recently used this photo for an article published on my blog Grumpy Camel: www.grumpycamel.com/#!el-dia-de-los-muertos/cdk2

      I have given you credit for the photo - please let me know if you want it changed or removed.

    19. Glen's Pics 39 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Daniel. I am happy you liked this image and could make use of it.

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