'DAY OF THE DEAD': PhotoWorkshop with Magdalena Sole and Elizabeth Avedon

 Photograph © Magdalena Solé

Our workshop is surrounded by the excitement of Mexico’s most revered festival, the Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead is an indigenous tradition, celebrated every year from October 31st to November 2nd. The “Día de Muertos” is an original and photogenic cult known in the world for its grandiosity and mystery but at the same time, for its warmth and intimacy.

It is a life enriching experience to participate in the greatest of all Mexican rituals among a sea of candles, the smell of “Cempazuchil” (Marigold, the flower of the dead) and the stunning street dancers of the Etla valley. Graveyards, where people commune with the dead as well as altar’s in people’s houses will serve as exquisite backdrops to create amazing photographs.

The 2016 Day of the Dead Photo Workshop in Oaxaca is a 9-day intensive for committed photographers of various levels. Oct. 26th – Nov. 3rd. Celebrations, and processions will be present through the entire length of our workshop, however they will reach their peak during the days of October 31 and November 1st, at which times we planned activities that will immerse us in the experience of commemorating the dead.

Please join us for a unique Photographic Workshop, which will cover major topics • Work on an individual Project with daily one-on-one sessions with Magdalena and Elizabeth • Learn the art of editing and sequencing through lectures and demonstrations • Learn how to create a photobook and prepare for an exhibit • Photographing the mystical Day-of-the-Dead rituals with access to the most significant events

Photograph © Selma Fernández Richter

1 comment:

PJ said...

Oh, how I wish I could be there.