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Jacqueline Aleydis Huerta
December 3, 2018
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There's a little town near Morelia Michoacán México call Tarimbaro. This place is one of the main producers of cempasúchil flowers. They prepare their production for the day of the dead celebration.
In the town of Pátzcuaro on the Lago de Pátzcuaro in Michoacán the tradition is very different if the deceased is a child rather than an adult. On November 1 of the year after a child's death, the godparents set a table in the parents' home with sweets, fruits, pan de muerto, a cross, a rosary (used to pray to the Virgin Mary), and candles. This is meant to celebrate the child’s life, in respect and appreciation for the parents.

The idea came from the anticipation of the day of the dead, because It´s a quite big celebration in the state of Michoacán. So I decided go to Tarimbaro for flower cut before the celebration. All around they used to do dead altars and the cempasúchil flower is the base of those.

I used Adobe Lightroom. Its difficult to describe how I made it from the beginning to the end but I basically used the RGB curves. I also, modify color tones and clarity a little. This is a very colorful celebration so I decided to keep the bright colors.

People in general had responded pretty well. They loved to see what's happened around our state and of course I learned how hard people in Tarimbaro works for the cultivation of the cempasúchil flowers from the beginning to the end.

I would like to show Mexican traditions, Mexican people: Mexican beauty.

Jacqueline Aleydis Huerta

I´m Jacqueline Aleydis from México.
I'm a freelance photographer who likes to explore photography through my connection with the world.

One comment on “Cempasuchil-man”

  1. This is awesome! The vignetting is a little heavy but I really dig the first one with the flowers on the head... great shot!

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