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In assembling these recent photographs of Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, I wished to focus on two themes. The first is of a particular street I fell in love with while exploring the town in the early morning; the second, a few black and white portraits.

 

 
 
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Below are some of the people I came across, young and old, in the town and in the countryside:

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Masked boys playing devil during the Pastorales, a festival right after Xmas signifying the battle between good and evil:

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Two outstanding craftsmen near the Patzcuaro lake, known for its many artisanal traditions.  

 Sculptor using reeds from the lake

Sculptor using reeds from the lake

 
 Sculptor using reeds from the lake

Sculptor using reeds from the lake

 
 Wood worker

Wood worker