Mimi Torchin Photography - Martha's Vineyard and Manhattan

MEXICO, HOLY WEEK 2009
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Mexico has a special place in my heart. I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas  a border town that was, when I was growing up, about 95% Mexican Catholic. The Mexican culture was deeply entwined with that of Texas in Laredo and was an integral part of my daily life; I feel a close kinship with Mexico and her people. As a photographer, I am especially drawn to the colors that are everywhere in Mexico, bringing startling life to even the most mundane scene. This trip to Mexico  reinforced everything I have always loved about the country and the people. But it also revealed a side I had never experienced, the arcane and moving religious ceremonies and processions of Holy Week. These photos were taken in Taxco, Puebla, and Queretero.

Little Angel, Taxco, Mexico
Little Angel, Taxco, Mexico
Jesus Illuminated, Taxco
Jesus Illuminated, Taxco
Veiled Women, Queretero, Mexico
Veiled Women, Queretero, Mexico
Kissing Jesus
Kissing Jesus
Fruit Stand, Puebla
Fruit Stand, Puebla
Blind Woman Taxco, Mexico
Blind Woman Taxco, Mexico
Side Street Early Morning, Taxco, Mexico
Side Street Early Morning, Taxco, Mexico
Jesus on High
Jesus on High
Angels, Taxco, Mexico
Angels, Taxco, Mexico