Posts tagged "Patzcuaro"

Remembering the dead in Mexico

I was in Michoacan, Mexico for Day of the Dead celebrations this week. You can read an article I wrote for The Daily Beast. I also want to share this slideshow of my photographs from Patzcuaro, Tzintzuntzán and Janitizio where Day of the Dead is festively celebrated in the cemeteries and on the streets. In Mexico,... Read more »

Finding faith on Day of the Dead

Photo by Mark Butkus Once I drove through Michoacan, Mexico, where night vigils in the cemeteries lit up the town. I took the road around Lake Patzcuaro stopping where flowers and candles decorated the graves. In one home, a life-size altar had been built and family members greeted neighbors and strangers alike with food and... Read more »