A photographer questions faith as she explores Mexican religious syncretism

December 2, 2017 - Comment

Here, locals worship the Virgin of Guadalupe (a dark-skinned, 16th-century apparition of the Virgin Mary) and the Pachamama (the earth mother) in the same rituals. The figure of Santa Muerte, or Holy Death, has millions of Catholic devotees as well, even though the church rejects her as a saint.

Here, locals worship the Virgin of Guadalupe (a dark-skinned, 16th-century apparition of the Virgin Mary) and the Pachamama (the earth mother) in the same rituals. The figure of Santa Muerte, or Holy Death, has millions of Catholic devotees as well, even though the church rejects her as a saint.

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