Angela, at 54 years old, now owns her first ever family photograph. It is displayed in pride of place in her home on the family altar, below her picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe. She plans to send copies to her sister who lives in Mexico City and her brother in the United States who … Continue reading Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words
Monday is the start of the 82nd Guelaguetza (Zapotec meaning “to share”) here in Oaxaca. This festival is probably the most popular in the jam-packed Oaxacan calendar of events and brings thousands of people from all over the state of Oaxaca to celebrate their traditional dances, clothing and foods. In communities such as Teotitlan del … Continue reading Gearing Up For Guelaguetza
This week sees the week-long annual town party of Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec community 30 minutes from Oaxaca. Teotitlan has a very rich and well-preserved history, and this week they celebrate their town and their church in la fiesta de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo (Precious Blood of Christ – the name of the … Continue reading Danza de la Pluma
Our fundraising campaign has now been live for 2 weeks! As you might remember, we want to provide families living in small communities surrounding Oaxaca their FIRST EVER family photos. I have been humbled by people's generosity! Thank you so so much for your interest and assistance in this project. Currently we are half-way to … Continue reading Update: Corazón de Luz
We want to take, print and give family photos to local families in Oaxaca who currently do not have family photos and don't have access to keeping their precious memories this way. Help us fund this project so we can provide family photos for free. The Idea As you know by now, I am a … Continue reading Corazón de Luz: Help Us Provide Lasting Memories!