Day of the Dead a Passion for Life/Dia de Los Muertos Pasion por la Vida by Mary J. Andrade
The P'urhepecha people live in four areas in the State of Michoacan: The Lake Area, the P'urhepecha Plateau, the Canada of the Eleven Towns and the Cienega. In each one of the towns, their inhabitants celebrate with special characteristics and interpretations the happy moment when they receive the souls of their loved ones every November first and second.
Mary J. Andrade has been researching the tradition of Day of the Dead in Mexico for more than 23 years. This project that started in 1987 in Janitzio, Michoacan has taken her to different states of Mexico to gather information and to photograph a traditions that originated during the pre-Hispanic era.