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.
© Manuel Garcia.
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||Nov. 20, 2017, 11:34 a.m.