Photographer's Note

Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos. It is a holiday of great significance -- a rememberance of passed ancestors, a literal visit from those who have left us. It is believed that no one who is remembered has fully and finally died; they live on as long as they are remembered.
The "Catrina" -- a skeleton in the guise of a well-dressed woman -- is a fixture in these celebrations. The message is that -- no matter one's status in life -- death is the great equalizer.
2010 was Mexico's bicentennial year, so this entry in the local pageant for Catrinas chose to display the colors of the Mexican flag. She didn't win, but she was our favorite.

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