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Fruit vendor.
Shelter Pets Project - Pepper
An explosion in the sky
Shelter Pets Project - Whimsee
Stormy giants
A musky day in Seattle
5th Birthday at Sea
Shelter Pets Project - Madame
Cruse in the autumn   
Excited.
Shelter Pets Project - Josie
Mother in the mortuary cross of her son
Quiet morning     
Traditions in Laughter
Shelter Pets Project - Alex
Walking on the water 
Traffic signal life
One for the album.
Eclipse.
Backyard lights
Watching the sun fall asleep
Badlands
Mother and son
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Mother in the mortuary cross of her son

This image was obtained during a road trip in Mexico. One family was putting an offering of flowers on the “road cross” of their deceased son the previous year. I stopped my car and with the camera in my pants pocket I approached them, who saw me surprised and a little scared. I explained to them that I was a photographer and I was interested in taking some photographs to which they agreed. Of all the material that I made this image is the most powerful, painful and emotional.

TAGS: Mexico

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Valle De Bravo, Mexico
Member since 2017
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© Manuel Garcia.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 20, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Camera Make: Panasonic
Camera Model: DMC-GF1
Focal Length: 20mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO160
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PHOTO LOCATION Cerro Colorado, estado de Mexico, Mexico, Mexico