Two Walks in Oaxaca

Oaxaca draws me back, time after time. Since 2005 I have visited this city of half a million inhabitants many times. Like most visitors to this city in southern Mexico, I stay in the historic district, which like the historic districts of many former Spanish colonial cities, is home to beautiful churches, Spanish colonial architecture, and cobble-stone streets. Yet, these features alone do not convey … Continue reading Two Walks in Oaxaca

Night scene with candles illuminating a wall of tombs at the main cemetery in the city of Oaxaca.

Day of the Dead – Three Cemeteries

The Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca include elaborate attention by family and friends to the grave sites of the departed. And while the traditions in each cemetery are similar and have the same purpose, the customs in each cemetery may differ from community to community. In this album three cemeteries from the state of Oaxaca are represented: the main cemetery in the city … Continue reading Day of the Dead – Three Cemeteries

Guelaguetza en Oaxaca 2012 – calenda 28 de julio

(English version follows below) Aquí se encuentra una galería de más de cien fotos dedicada a los participantes de la calenda de guelaguetza que sucedió en la ciudad de Oaxaca el día 28 de julio, 2012.  Todas las fotos se pueden copiar libremente para uso personal. Para cualquier otro uso, que me contacten por favor. Espero que les gusten. Para más sobre la guelaguetza se … Continue reading Guelaguetza en Oaxaca 2012 – calenda 28 de julio

Downtown Janesville, Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Gorgeous Fall Colors

Fall colors here in southeastern Wisconsin have surprised everyone this year. Now past peak color, the countryside sparkled with bright yellows and golds. The dark red and umber of sumac adorned many hillsides along the edge of forests. In the towns, the maples were magnificent in their display of red and gold.  Local wisdom claims that the beautiful fall this year is due to the … Continue reading Wisconsin’s Gorgeous Fall Colors

New Photos of Guelaguetza 2010 Parade Posted

I just posted new snapshots of the 2010 Guelaguetza parade (July 24th) at the following site. Guelaguetza is a yearly celebration of ethnic diversity in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is now a major event in the city of Oaxaca with delegations from across the state attending the festival during the last two weeks of July. Guelaguetza 2010 Continue reading New Photos of Guelaguetza 2010 Parade Posted

Shameless Self-Promotion

In September I was invited to exhibit six photographs at the Roberta Fiskum Art Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I was one participant, along with four others, in a show for Latino Heritage Month. The photos, show below, are from Guelaguetza, an annual celebration of ethnic diversity in Oaxaca, Mexico. Special thanks go to Mike Flanagan, Director of the Crossman Gallery at UW-Whitewater for … Continue reading Shameless Self-Promotion